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“The overriding principle for members of Church organisations or groups is that their behaviour online should reflect the standard of appropriate behaviour which is expected in all person to person interaction. Such behaviour should at all times demonstrate a Christ centred respect for the dignity of each person. Appropriate boundaries should always be observed, especially in communication with young people. The child protection protocols and policies of the Catholic Church in Australia and civil authorities must always be observed.” (The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference December 2009 page 2)

The principles of respect for the dignity of self, and respect for the worth and dignity of every person, is central to the interaction of members of Catholic school communities, both in person and through internet sites.