Online speech and the law
The internet offers many avenues to express yourself in different ways. A good digital citizen communicates clearly, respectfully and honestly when online.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
Online shopping can be convenient and has extended access to goods and services. Learning how to shop thoughtfully, identify reputable sellers and assert your rights is an important part of being a digital citizen.
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.
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.
Resource - Mission critical: How educators can help save democracy
Educators have an important role in promoting online media literacy.
Resource - Be Deadly Online
An animation and poster campaign about big issues online, like bullying, reputation and respect for others.
A hoax is a deliberate lie designed to seem truthful. Learn about online resources that will help you recognise and debunk hoaxes.
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.