Creating a safe gaming environment for children
Tips and strategies for creating a safe gaming environment for children and young people.
Gaming can help young people learn important skills
Playing and making games can help children and young people to develop important skills like coding, problem solving and creativity.
The benefits of playing online games
Playing games can be good for you! There are social, emotional and cognitive benefits for playing video games and online games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healthy technology use
Technology can be helpful in maintaining health when used thoughtfully and in moderation.
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.