This site has been created to discuss and share issues around cyber-safety with parents, teachers, principals and children.

Compiled by Allanah King and Charles Newton, Nelson

The best thing is just to block it all … right?  Stu McGregor, an ICT consultant for primary and intermediate schools and writes for INTERFACE Magazine provides a thoughtful opening comment. 


People make mistakes. The thing with the mistakes on the internet is that they are public and tend to stay there forever- so best to learn how to keep safe on line from the early years.

In this EDtalk recorded at ULearn10 Brett argues that students lack the life skills to identify these dangers and he promotes awareness, empowerment and self esteem.

General Resources:

Parent Cyber Safety Quiz

Hector's World

Hector's World Safety Button Download- PC Only

The Mac Version of the Safety Button is available for download at the bottom of this page.

SuperClubs Plus

This website gives much information and explanatory videos about many of the tools mention throughout this cyber-safety presentation. http://kids.getnetwise.org/tools/

http://www.police.qld.gov.au/Resources/Internet/programs/personalSafety/documents/Whos%20chatting%20to%20your%20kids.pdf   -Who’s chatting to your kids? Queensland Police

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/management/lol/educate/mydigitalworld/resources.htm - Great links to some of the best cyber-safety sites around

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids.aspx Excellent simple resources for kids and parents

http://www.pawnation.com/videos-partner/internet-safety-for-kids-212113501-250 - Sensible overview aimed at parents

http://www.iness.com.au/resources - Brett Lee’s site with useful references

 November 2011

Allanah King,
Jul 4, 2011, 4:00 AM