What is cybersafety?

The Internet provides a powerful resource for learning as well as an efficient means of communication. However, despite the educational and social benefits of information and communication technologies, there are risks associated with their use, particularly for school age students. There have been some highly publicised cases of exploitation resulting from unsafe use of the Internet, however this does not mean that all children will experience such problems.
Educating children about how to be ‘street-smart’ when using the Internet is extremely important. A range of strategies can be used by teachers to minimise the risks associated with accessing the Internet and instead develop in students an understanding of safe and responsible online behaviours.

Where can I access resources for teaching cybersafety?


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  • Print or order brochures for students and parents

  • Cybersafety rules for 'littlies', 'kids', 'young people' and 'grown-ups

  • Classroom activities to assist in teaching the WHY, WHAT and HOW of cybersafety


Primary Resources


Cybersafe Schools Wall Chart
Cybersafe Schools Quick Reference Guide
Cyberquoll Digital Learning Object
Cyberquoll Teacher Resource Kit

Secondary Resources


Cybersafe Schools Wall Chart
Cybersafe Schools Quick Reference Guide
CyberNetrix Digital Learning Object
CyberNetrix Guides and Fact sheets


Teacher's guide to Internet Safety Parent's Guide to Internet Safety