Privacy awareness week, 15 to 19 May 2017. Partner. #PAW2017. too much information to the wrong parties can compromise your privacy and impact your digital reputation—not to mention fill your inbox with spam.

This year Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held between 15–19 May. In Australia PAW is run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and aims to highlight the importance of keeping our personal information private.

Our Office will provide a range of resources to teachers, parents, students and the school community to spread the privacy message.

Virtual Classrooms

Throughout the week we will be hosting Virtual Classroom presentations on Secret Security Business for all schools to participate in. 

The presentation is targeted to students in years 4–6 and will assist them to:

  • be aware of some of the latest scams
  • report a scam, unwanted contact and cybercrime
  • think before they place their own and other’s personal information online
  • check setting to secure information as safely and privately as possible
  • use and control strong passwords.
Learn more about our Virtual Classroom program

eSafety health check

The start of the new school year for many students means new uniforms, books, classes and teachers. It's often accompanied by new devices: smartphones, tablets, laptops and gaming consoles.

While these devices can be great tools for socialising, it's important to encourage students to reflect on the way they use digital technologies in their lives.

Cybersmart Detectives

Using a 'real world' example, Cybersmart Detectives explores what can happen if someone reveals too much information online and it ends up in the wrong hands. Students follow clues and make predictions, draw conclusions and answer questions along the way.
View all Cybersmart Detectives resources...


When a group of high-school friends post a rumour about a rival it sparks a chain reaction that leaves no one untouched.
Cyberbullying, sexting, filmed fights and police action ensue—will these friends avoid being tagged forever?
View all Tagged resources...

Rewrite Your Story

You can’t undo the past, and you can’t change the actions or words of other people, but you can Rewrite Your Story. Rewrite Your Story is about real life stories, advice and support from your friends, professional help and good vibes only.
View all Rewrite Your Story resources...


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