The Digital footprint resources assist schools to promote discussions about the importance of positive online behaviours and protecting your digital footprint.
Cybersafety resources provide a range of resources for use by school staff from Prep to upper secondary.
Cybersafety policy provides information for schools about developing school policies regarding the use of technology.
BECTA (UK government) resources
Take another look at the desktop of any state school computer.
You will see a new icon called Report cyberbullying.
Students who click the icon are taken to the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner's new website, where they can:
- make a complaint
- find someone to talk to
- get advice on dealing with cyber issues.
There's help for removing cyberbullying material from websites and social media, and for reporting offensive or illegal content.
There's also a direct link to Kids Helpline, offering free and confidential online and telephone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new icon has replaced the old Cybersafety Help button, so it frees up the screens of students' computers and bring-your-own (BYO) devices.
You may like to inform parents and caregivers they can bookmark the link on their children's BYO devices. Advice is available on the parents' webpage of this website.
The digital world is fundamental to education and entertainment in this technological age.
However, it needs to be a safe and secure place for our young people.
Reporting cyberbullying and getting inappropriate content removed is one step towards a safer online world.
The new Report cyberbullying icon is an initiative of the Department of Education and Training.
Professional development and training
The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner has a range of virtual classrooms available for professional development and student education.