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Multimedia Resources

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

Tagged

Tagged

Tagged encourages young people to reflect on the real life consequences caused by cyberbullying, sexting, and a negative digital reputation. The themes of personal and peer safety and responsibility are crucial to maintaining positive online behaviour and digital reputation into adulthood.

Behind the News

Behind the News

BtN is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary students with the goal of helping them understand current issues and events in their world.

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.

CyberFIT

The CyberFIT lesson plan resources target lower and middle secondary students and aims to raise awareness about safe and responsible participation in the online environment.

Using engaging and practical classroom activities, the CyberFIT lesson plans can be adapted for use at any time of the school year and can be accommodated in various curriculum learning areas.

The cybersafety themes examined generally relate to one of four domains: health and well-being; collaboration and communication; organisation and planning; and entertainment and enjoyment. Topics covered include goal setting, positive internet use and strong passwords.


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)


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: 15-45 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—Positive online behaviour

Sexting

Sexting is the creation and sending of provocative images or videos using digital technology such as mobile phones and the internet. Once images are out of a student’s possession and posted online, they are out of their direct control and able to be published in perpetuity. This can create very serious social and even legal ramifications. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as ‘safe’ sexting behaviour, and as a result, it’s very important for students to be able to recognise, define and avoid sexting behavior.

Duration: 10-45 mins

Australian Curriculum alignment:

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

Lesson plan download

Sexting—Social and legal consequences (DOC 4.3MB)


Units of work—Peer and personal safety

Managing online safety

Aims to help students:

  • understand the risks to personal safety when interacting online
  • manage the risks of interacting with others online

Unit downloads

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

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