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.
Selfies and self-confidence: creating a positive identity
There is a lot more to young people's obsession with posting photos of themselves and their lives. Selfies can play an important role in a young person developing self-confidence and identity.
Resource - Talking about sharing on social media
Social media is filled with examples of what happens when something goes viral, either for better or worse. Examples of viral social media posts offer opportunities for conversations with a child about what is and what isn’t appropriate to share.
Protecting your personal information and digital reputation
Staying safe online includes staying in control of who can see your personal information online, and who can not. Over time, the information you share becomes part of your digital reputation.
Resource - Digital careers: games designer and developer
There are many different kinds of jobs within the games industry, and most of them require some technical knowledge.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
What are the benefits of watching videos together?
Watching videos together with your children can be a positive experience and an opportunity to start meaningful conversations about characters, themes, and events.
What makes a good password?
Keeping your passwords strong and secure is one way to stay safe online. What makes a good password?
Student use of digital devices and online services
The NSW Department of Education’s Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services policy covers student use of all digital devices and online services in school related settings. The policy supports schools to maximise the potential of digital technology, minimise the risks of harm and equip our students with the skills they need to be safe, respectful and responsible users of technology - skills essential to thrive in the 21st century. Teachers and principals can find links below to departmental resources that will help in implementing the policy.
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.