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Issue 24  |  17 August 2016
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Without drawing unnecessary attention to an inappropriate website, unfortunately I write to inform the School community that Bacchus Marsh Grammar has been implicated with an international website. Bacchus Marsh Grammar is one of approximately 70 schools Australia wide that have had their School crest copied onto this international webpage in an attempt to have community members contribute to the website. The website has used the past school crest to target past students in an inappropriate manner. Bacchus Marsh Grammar has taken steps in an attempt to have the website shut down, working with the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA), and the Victorian Police.

I would ask School community members not visit this site or contribute in any manner. The school has been in contact with the past students that have been identified, to offer support and advice as to what steps need to be taken to have the website removed. I have been in contact with the Melton CIU, who have been very supportive in their attempts to have the website removed.

I encourage parents to go onto the website https://esafety.gov.au and read the valuable information available for parents and students.

Please note: All responsible Social Networking sites have the ability for parents and students to report issues relating to bullying, threatening, inappropriate language and inappropriate images on the websites. They will investigate all reports and have the ability to remove people from their websites.

Other government and responsible websites that may assist parents are:

 

Kevin Richardson
Acting Principal 

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