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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.

Resource - Student technology lessons and workshops

Student technology workshop lessons

What makes a good password?

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

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.

Internet hoaxes

A hoax is a deliberate lie designed to seem truthful. Learn about online resources that will help you recognise and debunk hoaxes.

Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information

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

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.

Using technology in schools โ€“ 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.

How online search is changing

When you think of searching the world wide web, chances are you imagine typing a phrase and then looking through a list of results. But as technology advances, more search options are becoming available including reverse image search and voice search.

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