Visit the student portal for resources and discussion starters for you and your child.
Parent guide to helping children manage conflict, aggression and bullying by the Australian Psychological Society.
Talking to your kids about bullying (PDF, 263KB) by the Australian Government Department of Education (Students First, Engaging parents in education)
Online safety and online bullying (click to expand)
Cyberbullying Kids Helpline on online bullying.
The Australian Government Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner website has information about online safety issues and resources to discuss with your children.
Cybersafety Help Button
The Cybersafety Help Button was developed by the Australian Government and is a free application that is easily downloaded onto personal computers and mobile devices. It offers counseling, reporting and educational resources to assist young people deal with online risks including online bullying, unwanted contact, scams and fraud, and offensive or inappropriate material.
Compiled and maintained by the Cyberbullying Research Center in the US, this site provides an extensive list of social media sites with direct links and addresses for reporting online bullying.
Social media services’ safety centres contains a comprehensive list of social media services’ safety centres for users to learn about safe site use and report abuse or offensive content. Safety centres provide support in the using the site and help deal with online safety issues, including online bullying.
Creep Quiz: Are U Safe Online? Developed by the Queensland Department of Education in partnership with Telstra, this interactive quiz provides insights into the online world and highlights some pitfalls. Six characters in the quiz represent potential pitfalls for young people who might inadvertently put themselves at risk online. The Creep Quiz is supported with practical tips and advice to help parents talk to their children about what to look out for in their daily digital interactions.
Cybersafety on the Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales Schools A-Z website. contains information for parents about the following:
- Keeping kids safe online
- Keeping Facebook private
- Should kids have computers in their bedrooms
- Ten online safety tips every parent should know.
Using Technology the Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales Schools A-Z website helps parents to understand what the latest technologies can do and how they're being used. Learn more about what your children may be doing online and pick up some top tips to help keep them safe.
Cybersafety Resources by the Australian Government Department of Communications provides links to a number of websites about online safety.
ThinkUKnow is an internet safety website and program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia using a network of accredited trainers. Face-to-face parent sessions can also be booked around Australia via the booking information page.
TXTing/SEXTing is a fact sheet available from The Line website managed by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. This fact sheet addresses safe talking and texting for teenagers.
Buying Technology Toys for Kids
A guide for parents when purchasing technology for kids.
The Australian Government Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner website is a helpful resource for parents. The website has information about:
- Parent resources
- eSafety for parents - Cyberbullying
- Parental controls
- eSafety for parents – inappropriate content
- eSafety for parents – Online grooming
- eSafety for parents – Too much time online
- eSafety for parents - Basics