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Multimedia Resources

Web-based teaching resources available for use by teachers. These resources include supporting lesson plans and student handouts.

Cybersmart Access

Cybersmart Access

Cybersmart Access is a series of fun games designed to reinforce key cybersafety messages to children with special education needs. It is a free resource designed for use within specialist and mainstream schools and can be enjoyed by all students regardless of their abilities

NetBasics

NetBasics

NetBasics comprises a set of 11 animated episodes that follow the Jones Family through a typical day of online activity. Each episode is designed to show how users’ computer activities can expose them to a number of security vulnerabilities, and reinforce positive steps they can take to protect their computers and data.

GameOn

#GameOn

#GameOn is a cybersafety video series following the online experiences of a group of lower secondary students. Over five short episodes, the students find themselves in situations that catch them off-guard and teach them the consequences of making poor decisions online.

Hector's World Hector’s world 

Hector’s World™ is a valuable educational resource for use in the classroom. Its cybersafety messages are relevant to primary school age groups, particularly 5 – 7 year olds.

Budd:EBudd:e  

Budd:e E-security Education Package is designed to raise the e-security awareness of Australian primary and secondary school students and help them stay smart online.



Downloadable Lesson plans and Units of work

These activities are designed to build a range of skills, knowledge and behaviours in students that will help to keep them safe online. Teachers can choose activities and sequence them based on student needs.

Using technology in the classroom

This lesson is based around a five minute discussion starter to guide any class
toward an agreed standard of behaviour when using online technology together.

Duration: 5 mins

Australian Curriculum alignment:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Technologies. 

Lesson plan download

Using technology in the classroom (DOC 4.3MB)


Cybersmart Citizenship

In acknowledging themselves to be digital citizens from the beginning of their use of technology, young students should come to recognise the importance of protecting their private information online, the value of taking responsibility for themselves and their actions, and the necessity of treating others with an appropriate standard of behaviour online.

Duration: 15-45 mins

Australian Curriculum alignment:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Technologies. 

Lesson plan download

Digital Citizenship (DOC 7.8MB)


Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying behaviour can cause a considerable amount of distress to young people, which can be alleviated through practical strategies to provide prevention and support.

Duration: 15-45 mins

Australian Curriculum alignment:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Technologies. 

Lesson plan download

Cyberbullying (DOC 7.8MB)


Balancing your time online

Too much time spent online can negatively impact the physical and mental health of children and teens. This lesson addresses those impacts and delivers ways to bring a healthy balance back into the lives of young people.

Duration: 10-45 mins

Australian Curriculum alignment:

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Technologies. 

Lesson plan download

Balancing your time online (DOC 7.8MB)


Units of work—Digital media literacy

Online symbols

Aims to help students:
  • understand that symbols are used to communicate or represent ideas
  • recognise avatars as online constructs that can help protect their identity

Unit downloads

Selected activities from each unit are available as Notebook files to enable use with interactive whiteboards.


Finding and identifying appropriate online content

Aims to help students:

  • develop the knowledge and skills to conduct effective online searches
  • identify reliable and appropriate online content
  • develop strategies to deal with unwanted or inappropriate content.

Unit downloads

Selected activities from each unit are available as Notebook files to enable use with interactive whiteboards.


Units of work—Positive online behaviour

Positive online communications

Aims to help students:

  • understand how online communication is similar to, but differs from, face-to-face communication
  • develop kind and respectful online communication skills.

Unit downloads

Selected activities from each unit are available as Notebook files to enable use with interactive whiteboards.


Units of work—Peer and personal safety

Sharing personal information

Aims to help students:

  • recognise that personal information can be used to identify or locate them
  • understand that personal information must only be shared with trusted people
  • acknowledge the need to seek help from a trusted adult when setting up online accounts/ profiles.

Unit downloads

Selected activities from each unit are available as Notebook files to enable use with interactive whiteboards.

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