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Resource - e-Safety Gift Guide

Be smart and secure when choosing tech gifts for children and young people this year.

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.

What makes a good password?

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

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.

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.

Resource - Parents and carers online bullying information

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

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.

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