There are plenty of resources and strategies available to help you avoid scams, and both government agencies and private organisations exist that can help you if you think you have been the target of a scam.
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.
Collaborating effectively is an important skill for both students and teachers. A good digital citizen can use online tools to work with people from around the world.
A hoax is a deliberate lie designed to seem truthful. Learn about online resources that will help you recognise and debunk hoaxes.
Healthy technology use
Technology can be helpful in maintaining health when used thoughtfully and in moderation.
Leaving a digital footprint
Your digital footprint is the record of all your interactions online. Once something is posted or shared online, it can be there forever. Understanding your digital footprint helps you choose and control what you leave online for others to find.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
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.
Student use of digital devices and online services
The NSW Department of Education’s Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services policy covers student use of all digital devices and online services in school related settings. The policy supports schools to maximise the potential of digital technology, minimise the risks of harm and equip our students with the skills they need to be safe, respectful and responsible users of technology - skills essential to thrive in the 21st century. Teachers and principals can find links below to departmental resources that will help in implementing the policy.