Minors, images and the law

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You may have read reports in the media earlier this year around sharing of inappropriate image of students and ex-students of some 70 Australian schools by outside adults. The images were shared via a site that is anonymous and difficult to trace for law enforcement. The impact on the wellbeing of young people, both victims […]

Help with Copyright

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Do you know anything about Copyright? You could be breaking the law right now…use these resource links to get up to speed and stay on the right side of Copyright Law! Australian Copyright Council – Find an answer The Attorney General’s Office – A short guide to copyright An Introduction to Copyright in Australia Queensland […]

A quick guide to free home internet filtering

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There are a number of ways to help control the websites users of your home network visit. It must be kept in mind though that none of them are fool proof and must be used in conjunction with parental supervision. It is strongly recommended that when at home iPads and computers in general are not […]

Overuse of ICT

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One of the common issues around ICT use reported by families is overuse by students at home. When students receive a device for the first time some level of excessive use is expected and normal. This initial period of fascination normally lasts a couple of weeks to a month and then for most students usage […]

Helpful Cyber Safety links for Parents

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Victorian Department of Justice – protect yourself online ACMA – [cyber:]smart for Parents Australian Federal Police – ThinkUKnow Youth Central –Web and Social Safety Cyber Safe Kids: Growing Up Digital Project The Easy Guide to Socialising Online – The Australian Government’s Easy Guide to Socialising Online  The Australian Government’s Cybersafety Help Button – Cybersafety Help Button download page Google – How you can protect your family online Internet Filters – Family Friendly […]

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia’s leader in online safety. The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline. We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a […]

It’s the internet I can say anything I want right?

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Well no, actually there are some things you cant say and some you shouldn’t. We’ve put together a guide for you about the limits of free speech on the internet and your legal rights and responsibilities. It’s instructive to bear in mind that many legal firms are now reporting that actions related to online speech […]

Return to School Processes 2020

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Dear Melba families, Thank you for your ongoing patience and support of the college this Term. I hope this correspondence finds you safe and well. It is a necessarily long document, and I would appreciate your time in reading it, ideally with your child(ren). I want to thank you all for the remarkable poise, resilience […]

Former student appointed Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions

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Former Croydon High School student Kerri Judd QC, was this week appointed the first female Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions.  https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/kerri-judd-qc-is-the-first-woman-to-become-victorian-director-of-prosecutions-20180306-p4z34h.html  The College congratulates and celebrates Kerri’s achievement and encourages other members of our alumni to share their journeys with our community. We hope this news will encourage students of Melba College to aim high, for […]

College Musical 2018

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Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life we will  take audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by […]