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Nursing home refusal to be reviewed
Woy Woy police station may get officer-in-charge
Sporties' plan attracts 30 submissions so far
Council abandons Australia Day celebrations
Wicks claims achievements
'Dire need' to monitor oyster leases, says Tesch
Ferry service disruptions continue
Charity ball exceeds fund-raising target
MP to hold youth forum
Blaze burns in national park
New interview room at Mary Mac's Place
Mary Mac's collects for Christmas hampers
Guide issued for objectors to Sporties' proposal
Club plans to raise funds through to Christmas
Night work on Rip Bridge
Council agrees to meeting about Umina oval
Group starts to promote shade trees
First fair for the Bays
Call to control cotoneaster
Local charity appoints new chief
Bays' committee members step down
Information walk about bushfire hazard reduction
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What is the future of the Peninsula?
Loss of iconic club would be huge
Unanswered questions show need for transparency
Creeks are the best form of drainage we have
Lions Park entrance is a major asset
Good public performance venues needed
Clubhouse is not abandoned
They will not supply a dredge - stop asking
We need sharply-focussed and sophisticated plans
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Aged care provider was awards finalist
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Jazz played in arboretum
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Rotary plans Opera in the Arboretum
History book about The Bays
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School raises issue of 'inappropriate cyber interactions'
Students help collect soil for memorial
Orchard Hills girls help clean up the Peninsula
School celebrates 90th birthday
New furniture and equipment
Learning about dogs
Students write for Christmas exchange
Celebration
School musical praised
Students sing at shopping centre
Ball games carnival
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New equipment brings pool to Olympic standard
Umina boxer set for the Commonwealth Games
Killcare surf club rookies go to camp
Charity bowls at Sporties
Fitness program awaits funding approval

School raises issue of 'inappropriate cyber interactions'

Woy Woy Public School has spoken to a number of parents and children following "inappropriate cyber interactions" on internet-based social media.

"We are increasingly finding children of primary school age do not have the requisite life experience to enable them to deal appropriately with conflicts that arise on social media platforms," said assistant principal, Mr Dan Betts.

He said inappropriate interactions had occurred on websites including Facebook, Snapchat and Musically.

Parents have been advised to pay closer attention to their children's use of social media.

"We strongly recommend that if you decide to allow your child to access and use these forums, you encourage them to report any negative comments they receive to you, or better still, that you regularly monitor their interactions," he said.

The school's latest "positive behaviour for learning" program has focussed on being cyber smart.

"Teachers have been teaching their students about how to be responsible when using computers or devices," said Mr Betts.

"Lessons have focused on the importance of being careful not to damage hardware, only using applications that the teacher has directed students to use and only visiting websites that are relevant to the work students have been asked to do.

"Students have also been taught about the importance of telling a teacher or a parent if they accidentally open an inappropriate webpage.

"Next week, we will be teaching students how to be proud during eating time in their eating areas, principally by putting their rubbish into the bins provided.

"Students who successfully demonstrate positive behaviours when using computers or devices, and when putting their rubbish into the bin after eating their food in their designated eating area, will be rewarded with Win Bin tickets and stars on their Star Charts.

"Parents and carers are encouraged to discuss expectations with their children," Mr Betts said.

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