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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.

Creating a safe gaming environment for children

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

What are the benefits of social media?

Social media, when used in a responsible and age-appropriate way, can help children learn, think critically and build the skills they need for the future.

Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information

Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education

What makes a good password?

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

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.

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