What makes a good password?
Keeping your passwords strong and secure is one way to stay safe online. What makes a good password?
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.
How can the internet be used to expand opportunities for learning?
The internet is more than just a library of information. Students and teachers are using the internet to connect with other people to find new opportunities for meaningful and authentic learning.
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.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
Resource - Teacher support - preventing online bullying
Resources and Professional Learning for teachers on responding to and preventing online bullying
Resource - Digital reputation - Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Classroom resources and information for teachers and students on managing their digital reputation
Resource - Primary cyberbullying and digital citizenship lesson plans
Primary lesson plans designed to build a range of skills, knowledge and behaviours in students that will help to keep them safe online.
Resource - Keeping my child safe online
Advice on responding to and protecting children from online bullying and cyberbullying