Jets Safety & You

Jets & Banyule Youth Services is committed to providing a welcoming and safe space for all our activities.

Jets/Banyule Youth Services (BYS) are guided by latest state government guidelines and Council advice to maintain the high quality of our delivery and optimise the safety of all people attending our service. You can read more about our commitments to the safety of young people on our 'Jets for Families and Carers' page.

We are committed to providing regular programming for young people. Young people will have the option to continue attending our groups online when restrictions are in place.

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What You Can Do: Your Safety Responsibilities

Jets Studios is a space for young people of all different interests, skills, abilities, faiths, culture and identities. Respect & Inclusion of our whole community is of upmost importance. Some of the ways you can practice this at Jets is:

  • Respecting other people's names, pronouns, beliefs and opinions

    • A small rule shared among Weekly Group participants is the code word "Pineapple Soup": if you feel uncomfortable in a discussion you're witnessing or part of, don't hesitate to respectfully work the phrase "pineapple soup" into the conversation. This let's other people know that the topic of conversation may not be safe or comfortable, and to promptly change topics.

  • Being mindful of others in the space, and creating space for people who are new to Jets,

  • Staying home if you are unwell,

  • Ensure you are enrolled in your Weekly Group: please check with staff before attending Jets if unsure, or complete out Expression of Interest,

  • Face masks are available if you feel more comfortable wearing one (this is not a requirement)

  • You must sign in and out! This helps staff keep track of who is in the building at any given time,

  • You must complete the Services Victoria QR code with your phone! You can check-in with a Jets iPad if needed,

  • Please wash your hands, and

  • Avoid sharing food with others, Jets has single use water bottles on-site for you. Or bring your own!

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Being Cyber Safe At Jets: Your Online Responsibilities

Things are a little different when we are all online. Our weekly programs are hosted on Zoom, click here if you would like help setting up or operating Zoom.

At Jets we want to ensure that everyone is kept safe when online. It is important that everyone participating in Jets/Banyule Youth Services groups online is practicing respectful cyber safety.

JETS ONLINE:

  • Where will you be? Set yourself up where you are comfortable and you don't mind other people seeing you and your surrounds,  

  • Consider your background. What can everyone see and who else is in your space,

  • Language is important: keeping spaces safe and supportive is important for everyone, especially online. Please use kind, considerate and inclusive language at all times,

  • Photos should NOT be taken of others in session: please do not take photos or video of anyone to ensure everyone's privacy,

  • Do not stream your session: please do not share your session on the web,

  • You can change your settings at anytime to mute or turn off your camera: do what makes you feel most comfortable,

  • Be aware of the information you may or may not want to share with others: when online you are in public,

  • Jets online sessions may be recorded: please let us know if you do not wish to be recorded,

  • Jets is a drug and alcohol free space online and in person, and

  • Let staff know if you need help or support. We are here for you! 

For more information regarding cyber safety please check out our BYS resources HERE

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If you become aware of content or conversations that are inappropriate, please notify staff immediately.

JETS SOCIAL MEDIA:

All Banyule Youth Services (BYS) staff have official Banyule Youth Facebook Profiles.

BYS professional Facebook profiles are in line with BYS social media policy. Jets weekly groups usually have private Facebook groups for staff to share information & check in with participants (it is not mandatory for participants to join a Facebook group). As part of our induction process we cover  appropriate expectations of safe social media behaviours. Staff monitor conversations and respond as required.

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