Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner: An Australian government website which provides a range of classroom resources for teachers on cybersafe practices categorised into primary and secondary school. Within the Classroom Resources portal is a range of resources and lesson plans tailored to primary, or secondary school levels which guides teachers to the most appropriate online resources for the students they are teaching.
To access the Classroom resources click here.
Tagged: An Australian government developed resource for schools. Tagged encourages young people to reflect on the real life consequences caused by cyberbullying, sexting, and a negative digital reputation. Lesson plans and teacher and student resources tailored to middle and upper secondary students are available.
To access the Tagged resources click here.
Thinkuknow: Has a section for children aged 11 to 17 years old, where they are able to obtain information on what social networking is, what can go wrong, where to find help, and “how to” guides on using social networking sites. The site also allows children to engage in games that educate them on Internet use and safety.
Megan's Story is a resource designed for teachers and students in years 7 to 12 to iexamining the issue of sexting. A teacher resource, questions for reflection and video discussion questions are provided to guide classroom instruction.
The Line: The Line is an Australian site that offers support and advice on healthy and respectful relationships for young people through interactive activities. It also explores the moral and ethical challenges of many aspects of social interactions that teenagers face. Interactive videos allow students to explore a scenario and decide what the right course of action is. It has an edgy and real feel and includes multicultural and indigenous resources. This site is recommended for high school students, aged 13 and above.
Budd:e: Targeted at primary and secondary school students, teaching them about the risks and consequences of being online through online and offline activity-based learning modules. This site is recommended for middle and upper primary (Years 3-6) and lower secondary (Years 7-8).
To access Budd:e for secondary students click here
Childnet: An online resource targeted at primary and secondary school teachers. Within the Teachers and Professionals tab is a link called ‘social networking’ that provides detailed information on safety for children and young people aged 3-19 years of age. The site educates teachers on protecting online reputation and provides advice for safe internet practices for young people.
To access the resource for young people click here
To access the information on Social Networking click here
To access teacher information on emerging ‘hot topics’ such as sexting, cyberbullying, online grooming and gaming click here
Netsmartz: An interactive and educational website for educators, teens, and tweens (ages 5-17) that teaches them on how to be safe online. The age appropriate resources include games, videos, activities, and presentations.