Hector's world

Hector’s world features high quality 2-D animation with fun and engaging characters. Children can observe the characters as they learn how to stay safe online.

The experiences of Hector and his friends offer children practical guidance on managing risks and reinforce the importance of responsible online behaviour. Hector’s world has come to Australia with the permission of our friends at Netsafe.

Hector's World. Watch Video   


Flash based animation

Age group:


At a teacher’s or parent’s discretion the Hector’s world stories may also
be used for children under 5 years of age and for older primary students aged above 8 years.



Key issues:

  • Protecting personal information
  • Online Privacy
  • Cyberbullying
  • e-security

Curriculum alignment

The learning objectives are consistent with the principles set out in the National Statements of Learning for Information Communications and Technology and Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship.

Lesson plans:

  • Lesson Plans Set 1 – Your Personal Information Online
  • Lesson Plans Set 2 – Cyberbullying
  • Lesson Plans Set 3 - Computer security

Suggestions for the classroom:

  • view the Hector’s World episodes with the class
  • use the lesson plans as a guide to enforce key learning objectives
  • install the Hector’s World Safety Button™ on classroom computers  
  • encourage parents to install the Hector’s World Safety Button at home
  • use the downloadable Hector’s World learning activities to enhance the learning experience.

Lesson plans set 1 - Your personal information online

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Online Privacy: Details, Details…

Watch video: Details, Details


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Welcome to the Carnival

Watch video: Welcome to the Carnival

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It’s a Serious Game

Watch video: It's a serious Game

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The Info Gang

Watch video: The Info Gang

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Watch video: Heroes


Teachers area

Teacher information for all episodes (PDF 114kb) 

Character Flashcards (Hector, Ming, Sprat, Tama, Ranjeet and Constable Solosolave) (PDF 1.73kb)


Lesson plans set 2 - Cyberbullying


Lesson plans set 3 - Computer security

Watch video: Cyberbullying: You’re Not Alone  

Cyberbullying: You’re not alone

Watch video: Cyberbullying: You’re Not Alone


Watch Video: Computer Security: ‘Oops!' 

Computer Security: ‘Oops!'

 Watch Video: Computer Security: ‘Oops!'

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