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Creating a safe gaming environment for children

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

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.

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.

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.

Gaming can help young people learn important skills

Playing and making games can help children and young people to develop important skills like coding, problem solving and creativity.

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.

Healthy technology use

Technology can be helpful in maintaining health when used thoughtfully and in moderation.

Resource - Online banking tips

Bank online securely with the help of these tips.

Resource - Be Deadly Online

An animation and poster campaign about big issues online, like bullying, reputation and respect for others.

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