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.
Cybersafety and Cyberbullying (click to expand)
The Australian Government's Cybersmart website has information for parents about cybersafety issues and resources to discuss with your children.
How cybersmart are you? (4:59 mins)
The video developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) provides facts, figures and information about how you can help your child stay cybersafe. It's a great starting point to find out how much you understand about the cyberspace your child is learning and socialising in.
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 cyberbullying, unwanted contact, scams and fraud, and offensive or inappropriate material.
Easy Guide to Socialising Online
The Easy Guide to Socialising Online has some great tips for students to protect themselves and their information when using social networking sites, search engines and online games. It also includes information about the cybersafety features of all the sites included in the guide.
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 Cybersafety 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 Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy provides links to a number of websites about cybersafety.
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's Cybersmart website is a helpful resource for parents. The website has information about:
- Parents Cybersafety toolbox
- Resources for use with young kids from 4 to 7 years
- Resources for use with kids from 8 to 12
- Resources for use with teens from 13 to 18 years
- Unwanted contact
- Protecting personal information
- Location-based services
- Offensive or illegal content
- Online gaming
- Excessive internet use
- Identity theft
- P2P file sharing
- Online shopping and banking
- Mobile phones
- Digital Reputation