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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 - e-Safety Gift Guide

Be smart and secure when choosing tech gifts for children and young people this year.

Tips to support safe behaviour online

Staying safe online requires range of skills and attributes from technical knowledge to critical thinking and empathy. These 5 tips introduce some of the key skills for engaging safely online.

The benefits of playing online games

Playing games can be good for you! There are social, emotional and cognitive benefits for playing video games and online games.

Creating a safe gaming environment for children

Tips and strategies for creating a safe gaming environment for children and young people.

Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information

Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education

Shopping online

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 online

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.

Helping children stay safe when talking to others online

Online messaging and chat are popular ways for children and young people to communicate. There are several things you can discuss with children to help keep them safe. With the rise in popularity of messaging apps and digital communication, young people often keep in touch online. It is common to worry about their safety, but by setting boundaries and expectations, you can help to guide their use.

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