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.
What are the benefits of social media?
Social media, when used in a responsible and age-appropriate way, can help children learn, think critically and build the skills they need for the future.
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.
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 - Digital reputation - Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Classroom resources and information for teachers and students on managing their digital reputation
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 - You are the new gatekeeper of the news
Everyone has the responsibility to be a discerning consumer of news.
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.
Resource - Review into the non-educational use of mobile devices in NSW schools
In 2018, the NSW Government conducted a Review into the non-educational use of mobile devices in NSW schools.
Digital Citizenship - Teachers articles and resources
A collection of articles and resources about digital citizenship for teachers, part of the NSW Department of Education’s Digital Citizenship site.