How your social media posts can impact your children
A healthy attitude to social media is not just for children, it is for all of us. You can model the positive online behaviours you want to see in your children.
Protecting your personal information and digital reputation
Staying safe online includes staying in control of who can see your personal information online, and who can not. Over time, the information you share becomes part of your digital reputation.
Controlling your privacy settings in social media
Social media channels are where you connect, chat and celebrate with your family and friends. Stay in control of your social media by choosing what things you share, and who gets to see them.
Creating a safe gaming environment for children
Tips and strategies for creating a safe gaming environment for children and young people.
Resource - Cyber Security card game: Know your risks
A card game developed by the Australian Computing Academy for Years 5-12
Using technology in schools – your rights and responsibilities
In order to ensure that all students and teachers in public schools can be provided with safe, secure and quality access to the internet, the NSW Department of Education expects all staff and students to understand and abide by the Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services policy.
What are the benefits of chat and messaging?
Texting, chatting and online messaging can be used for much more than simply communicating with your friends. Online communication can help young people build and develop social skills and gives them a platform to share their skills and help each other out.
Resource - Games, apps and social networking - Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Learn about the latest apps, how to protect your information and where to get more safety guidance.
How can the internet be used to expand opportunities for learning?
The internet is more than just a library of information. Students and teachers are using the internet to connect with other people to find new opportunities for meaningful and authentic learning.
Managing screen time
Managing the amount of time children and young people spend in front of a screen is a concern that many parents and teachers share. Set reasonable expectations for the amount of time your child or young person is spending in front of a screen, and for the type and quality of that screen time.