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Collaborating online

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.

Searching and sorting information effectively

With these handy hints, anyone can be an expert at searching and sorting information online. Knowing how to effectively search for and sort through information can make browsing the web safer and more productive. Teachers and parents can model to children and young people how to use search terms effectively and how to select trustworthy sources online.

Shopping online

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creating a safe gaming environment for children

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

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.

What makes a good password?

Keeping your passwords strong and secure is one way to stay safe online. What makes a good password?

Resource - Teaching Kids News

Kid-friendly news articles written by volunteer professional journalists. Includes curriculum and grammar questions for every article.

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