A hoax is a deliberate lie designed to seem truthful. Learn about online resources that will help you recognise and debunk hoaxes.
What are the most popular video making and sharing apps?
The amount of video online is growing at a rapid rate and is a popular medium for young people, for both learning and recreation. Children and young people are also making and sharing their own videos online. Here is a list of some of the widely used video making and sharing programs.
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.
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.
There are plenty of resources and strategies available to help you avoid scams, and both government agencies and private organisations exist that can help you if you think you have been the target of a scam.
Copyright and Creative Commons
With people and organisations making so much information and material available online, it is important to know how and when to credit creators when making use of their work.
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 - 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.
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.
Healthy technology use
Technology can be helpful in maintaining health when used thoughtfully and in moderation.