Mobile devices in schools
The department’s review into the use of mobile devices in schools was completed in 2018. Students, teachers and parents will all have a role to play in shaping the future of smartphones in schools.
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.
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.
Resource - You are the new gatekeeper of the news
Everyone has the responsibility to be a discerning consumer of news.
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.
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.
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.
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 - Digital reputation - Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Classroom resources and information for teachers and students on managing their digital reputation
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.