Become a discerning digital citizen – how to spot fake news
Jenny Luca, Head of Digital Learning and Practice, Wesley College, explores the challenges of helping young people to become discerning digital citizens.
Healthy technology use
Technology can be helpful in maintaining health when used thoughtfully and in moderation.
Managing screen time
Managing the amount of time children and young people spend in front of a screen is a concern that many parents and teachers share. Set reasonable expectations for the amount of time your child or young person is spending in front of a screen, and for the type and quality of that screen time.
How to respond to cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a major concern for parents and teachers. The Department of Education's Anti-bullying site offers advice to parents and teachers on how identify and respond to cyberbullying to keep children and young people safe online.
The 4Rs: respect, resilience, responsibility and reasoning
Respect, resilience, responsibility and reasoning are the four critical skills required to create a safer and more positive online environment for everyone.
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.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
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.
Creating a safe gaming environment for children
Tips and strategies for creating a safe gaming environment for children and young people.
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.