The Department of Education believes children should learn in a safe, supportive and respectful school community. This includes participating safely in technology-based learning and using technology responsibly.
Making sure your child is safe online is a shared responsibility between the community, parents, schools and students.
The following are useful resources:
- Parent Brochure: Online Safety (PDF, 660KB)
- Student Wellbeing Hub for Parents
- Bullying. No Way!
- Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum – including cyber safety.
Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner provides a range of useful resources:
- The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner official website
- Quick guide to popular social media sites and apps
- iParent – Advice for parents
- I need help with cyber bullying
- Videos on Cyber Safety.
Social Media Resources
The use of social media is increasingly a part of everyday online activities, particularly through mobile devices. Social media services such as wikis and blogs allow people to easily publish, share and discuss content with local, national and global audiences.
Learning and communication can be enhanced through the effective use of social media. Individuals and institutions can develop personal and professional online identities and learning networks to listen to and participate in relevant conversations.
The following resources provide support for using Facebook:
Get Hired not Fired!
You can find further information about Facebooks policies, tools and resources at the Facebook Family Safety Centre.