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 - e-Safety Gift Guide
Be smart and secure when choosing tech gifts for children and young people this year.
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.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
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.
Collaborating effectively is an important skill for both students and teachers. A good digital citizen can use online tools to work with people from around the world.
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.
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 - Mission critical: How educators can help save democracy
Educators have an important role in promoting online media literacy.