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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.

Internet banking

Online banking allows you to keep better track of your money, make payments online and easily set up automatic funds transfers. There are some simple precautions you can take to keep your account details secure.

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.

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.

Resource - Cyber Security card game: Know your risks

A card game developed by the Australian Computing Academy for Years 5-12

Resource - Phishing, Smishing and Vishing

Learn to protect yourself from a phishing, smishing or vishing attack

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 - Keeping my child safe online

Advice on responding to and protecting children from online bullying and cyberbullying

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.

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