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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.

Searching and sorting information effectively

With these handy hints, anyone can be an expert at searching and sorting information online. Knowing how to effectively search for and sort through information can make browsing the web safer and more productive. Teachers and parents can model to children and young people how to use search terms effectively and how to select trustworthy sources online.

Creating a safe gaming environment for children

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

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.

What makes a good password?

Keeping your passwords strong and secure is one way to stay safe online. What makes a good password?

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.

Healthy technology use

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

Resource - Teaching Kids News

Kid-friendly news articles written by volunteer professional journalists. Includes curriculum and grammar questions for every article.

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.

Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information

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

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