What makes a good password?
Keeping your passwords strong and secure is one way to stay safe online. What makes a good password?
Resource - Digital Devices Professional Learning
A facilitator led professional learning course on the new "Student use of digital devices" policy
Leaving a digital footprint
Your digital footprint is the record of all your interactions online. Once something is posted or shared online, it can be there forever. Understanding your digital footprint helps you choose and control what you leave online for others to find.
Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information
Information about bullying for parents and carers, produced by NSW Department of Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.