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.
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.
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.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
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.
Selfies and self-confidence: creating a positive identity
There is a lot more to young people's obsession with posting photos of themselves and their lives. Selfies can play an important role in a young person developing self-confidence and identity.
How chat, texting and messaging can keep us connected
Staying in touch with friends and family is now easier than ever before. Young people are using online communication to build friendships, share their lives and work together.
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.
What are the benefits of watching videos together?
Watching videos together with your children can be a positive experience and an opportunity to start meaningful conversations about characters, themes, and events.