GeekGirls Staying safe online

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Googles Digital literacy Tour

Own your own space

- sixteen chapter ebook for tweens and teens
- Download the whole book or individual chapters


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a virtual environment where students can practice their online safety smarts. In the cafe, students will help virtual kids make good choices when using email, texting, instant messaging, web browsing, creating an online personal space, and chatting in a chat room. Students are guided through a variety of scenarios where they must help the virtual kids make the right decisions about using the Internet.

7-16 year olds

Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.
Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.
Developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Cybersmart is part of the Australian Government’s cybersafety program.


fosters 21st century skills to increase student engagement and prepare students to achieve in today's digital society.
CyberSmart! Online Workshops, facilitated professional development, give educators a hands-on experience in 21st century skills to meet the learning needs of today's students. Educators engage hands-on in the same kinds of learning they are expected to encourage in the classroom. CyberSmart! Online Workshops are structured as uniquely supportive professional learning communities offering anytime/anywhere scheduling and easily customized solutions for transforming teaching and learning.
Two free resources support daily teaching. The free CyberSmart! Student Curriculum empowers students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. The free CyberSmart! Educator Toolbar puts 21st century skills into practice every day, with just-in-time 24/7 access to annotated essential resources to support student learning.

Cybersmart Detectives

Cybersmart Detectives is an innovative online game that teaches children key internet safety messages in a safe environment.
Children work online in real time liaising with community professionals to solve an internet-themed problem. The activity is based in the school environment, and brings together a number of agencies with an interest in promoting online safety for young people, including State and Federal Police, internet industry representatives and child welfare advocates.
In the scenario,
children play the role of a school Deputy Principal concerned about the welfare of a new student, who may be being bullied by someone they have met in an internet chat room
. Guided by a series of clues, children work collaboratively in teams to solve the mystery of what is worrying the student, and why. 'Cybersmart Guides' respond to the questions and theories posed by the students, and guide the teams through each of the 'clues'. As the scenario unfolds, the children discuss the risks of certain online and offline behaviours, and ways of managing those risks. Although the scenario presented in the activity is simulated, the sense of urgency that excites a class of children taking part is very real. By the end of the activity children will have learned some valuable lessons about some of the risks associated with internet use, especially useful tips for chatting safely online. More importantly, the issues that lie behind the story will have been discussed with professionals who deal with similar issues on a daily basis.


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This site will help you and your family to find out how to be cybersmart and use the internet safely. It's a young person's guide to smart 'net surfing, chatting and emailing. Have fun on the internet and explore cool sites, but remember the cyber rules and always be cybersmart.

ctap4 cybersafety

Cybersafety is the safe and responsible use of the Internet and all information and communication technology devices, including mobile phones, digital cameras, and webcams. CTAP Region IV, a California-State funded project, has been a leader in cybersafety education for the California public school system since 1997.
Free Resources:
  • CTAP Region IV has developed a collection of cybersafety training resources for download including PowerPoint presentations, games, and handouts to our workshops.


internet safety for primary school children


Digital Footprints

Internet Awareness wiki

workshop complete with handouts, slides, and more

Internet Safety -

National Child Protection Clearinghouse
Information is provided on a selection of sites covering safety issues and guidelines for parents of children and young people in using the Internet.


Safe and responsible use of the internet

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Resources on ;
- protection from online predators,
- cyberbullies,
- netiquette,
- identity theft
- avoiding internet addiction and more!

Think you know?

Welcome to the Thinkuknow (TUK) Teachers and Trainers area. Here you’ll find the Thinkuknow resources for teachers and all other professionals working with young people. There are films, presentations, games, lesson plans and posters covering a range of issues from grooming by child sex offenders to cyber-bullying. All of these resources encourage young people to have fun with new technology, whilst staying in control of the risks. Importantly, they also teach young people where to go if they have any concerns.


Welcome to Web Safety For Kids, a
wiki setup to support presentations for parents about Internet safety
. It contains links to a range of resources that parents may find helpful in a dealing with their children's use of the Internet at home. As the Internet is constantly changing some of the advice contained within this wiki, may also change and potentially become redundant. As such the wiki is not meant to be a definitive set of practices but rather it is simply a guide.


Blog ettiquette

Core Rules of Netiquette

Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognising and dealing with online hazards. It’s about building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and about being internet savvy - using your online presence to grow and shape your world in a safe, creative way, and inspiring others to do the same.

For teens

Internet Literacy Handbook

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some language not suitable for minors

Social Networking:How To Behave On An Internet Forum

Teachers looking for resources to support units of work about safe Internet use can be directed to the following CMIS web pages:
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Safe Digital social Networking

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