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Resource - Cyber Security card game: Know your risks

A card game developed by the Australian Computing Academy for Years 5-12

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.

Developing critical thinking skills

Not all information is trustworthy, and some sources of information are intended to mislead or confuse people. For this reason, it is important that children and young people have the critical thinking skill to analyse information and evaluate its authenticity.

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.

Creating a safe gaming environment for children

Tips and strategies for creating a safe gaming environment for children and young people.

Resource - Netsmartzkids

Digital citizenship and safety resources for a younger audience.

Resource - Stop, Breathe, Think

An app that promotes mindfulness and emotional awareness.

Resource - Young and e-Safe

Young & eSafe is a series of teaching resources published by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Learn about some strategies to teach and talk about digital resilience in your classroom.

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.

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