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
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.
The 4Rs: respect, resilience, responsibility and reasoning
Respect, resilience, responsibility and reasoning are the four critical skills required to create a safer and more positive online environment for everyone.
Healthy technology use
Technology can be helpful in maintaining health when used thoughtfully and in moderation.
A hoax is a deliberate lie designed to seem truthful. Learn about online resources that will help you recognise and debunk hoaxes.
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.