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Primary years - resources

Websites

Cybersmart - schools
Resources, guides, policy, issues etc. for teachers. Provided by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Cybersmart for young kids
Resources and activities for young kids. Provided by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission - (HREOC)
Useful information for teachers. Information and resources for students designed for Year 5 up, not for early childhood years.

Together for Humanity Foundation
Conducts programs in schools to challenge religious and cultural misconceptions. Target age for students is 8 to 17 years.

ThinkUKnow Australia
Internet safety program developed by the Australian Federal Police/Microsoft Australia delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers in primary and secondary schools.

Note: a Kids Corner is available for 11 years and up. Future plans include a space for younger children.

Kids Helpline - Cyberspace
Kids Help Line is Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous 24-hour telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 18.

Activities

Using literature: One survivor remembers: bullies & bystanders
The autobiography of a Holocaust survivor focusing on bystander choices - for upper primary years. (Links to the Teaching Tolerance website, USA).

Feeling and expressing
Activities for early and primary year levels to develop awareness, sensitivity and empathy towards others and improve their tolerance and ability to cope.

Everyday heroes
Ideas to help early and primary aged children to connect with and reflect on the experiences and feelings of others and to take a stand against bullying.

Celebrating diversity
Ideas to help early, primary and middle year students appreciate diversity and reject stereotypes.

Challenging prejudice
Activities to help primary, middle and secondary aged students to understand and challenge prejudice.

Peer attitudes to violence
Activities that respond to adolescent perceptions about peer attitudes to violence by challenging assumptions of what is "normal" and accepted - for upper primary years.

Are you a bystander to bullying?
Useful information sheet to stimulate discussion from the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, South Australia.

Classroom activities with altruism
Ways to show students how altruism - the ability and willingness to help others - can be influenced by different factors.

English, Health and Drama activities for dealing with bullying and harassment
Mindmatters resource kit for middle-school aged students to identify issues related to bullying, explore the language of bullying and how it is perpetuated and explore body language and its impact on these topics.

Quality of School Life Questionnaire
The School Life Questionnaire (primary school version) consists of 40 statements about school to which students are asked to indicate their level of agreement on a four-point Likert scale, from agree to disagree. The items encompass a number of different aspects of school life and form seven clusters or scales.

Bringing them home
A set of classroom activities for teachers. Students are encouraged to track the history, read the stories and identify connections to gain a stronger understanding of the Stolen Generation issue and discriminatory practices in society. Uses the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families.

Building Values Across the Whole School
Primary and secondary teaching/learning units across key learning areas. Includes a professional learning program for teachers.

Face the Facts - Teaching Resources for Use in Australian Classrooms
The Face the Facts education resource examines prevailing myths and misconceptions about refugees, migrants and Indigenous people. The activities link with key learning areas to enable Years 7 - 10 students to explore these issues through classroom activities. Teaching notes, student activities and worksheets are provided, plus a range of recommended online resources and further reading.

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