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Internet Safety-Cybersafety for Teachers

While the internet can be a great tool for research, communication and entertainment there are also some risks.
One of the latest resources supplied by the Federal Government is budd:e  Students need to register. 
They will need to be guided through this process. 
They will need to remember their password so they can resume their last session where they left off.
Cyber-safety tools

Make sure that your students are safe in the online environment.

  1. Do you have permission to show students' images and names online? Check if any students are under a media ban.
  2. Ensure that only students' first names are used. Do not use family names. Do not include home addresses and contact information or any information that makes a student identifiable in the public arena.
  3. Check out Click: a technology guide for parents – Cyber–safety for further information. Share this site with your school community.
  4. QUICK: the quality information checklist site guides students to identify reliable and authoritative websites.
  5. Hector's world has short, engaging videos to inform young students about cybersafety, cyberbullying and digital citizenship.
From School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit website

A new cyber-safety website provides parents and teachers with easy-to-understand information about how to create safe online environments for children.

The ThinkUKnow website helps parents and teachers to understand new technologies and the safety risks that the online environment can present to children and young people.

The website provides interactive training and information on key topics, including

  • the digital channels kids commonly use
  • how to stay in control of your child's cyber activity
  • how to report inappropriate content
  • advice on cyberbullying.
The website also offers a number of free resources which can be downloaded from the site, including fact sheets, posters and videos.

Federal minister for home affairs Brendon O'Connor, who launched the ThinkUKnow program, says the internet is a wonderful place that can open new social and educational horizons but that it must be treated with caution.

"There are people who use the internet and mobile technologies to commit crimes and harm others - including young people. Parents, carers and teachers need to realise that and be part of the solution."

Visit the ThinkUKnow website for more information. Visit the ThinkUKnow Kids Corner.

Additional resources:

Australian Communications and Media Authority 

The video clips prompt users to think about who they are really chatting to online, what personal information they are posting and whether or not their computer is protected from scams and spyware.

Kidsmart - from the UK

CyberNetiquette Comix

Surf Swell Island

Online Safety Quiz

Daffy Dave sings the Safe kids Online Song

Everyone knows your name

Be sure you know

How easy is it to target kids online

Do you know who you are talking to?

Stage 3 video "You Never Know"