Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic

Safer Internet Day – Primary years

Did you know? 1 in 5 young people reported being abused, threatened or socially excluded online.

eSafety resources can help you start the chat with your students about being safer online, then keep building their digital skills throughout the year.

 

Steps to start the chat

You will find lots of ideas, resources, lessons and activities for primary school students by clicking on the tabs below.

 

Plan a lesson

  Plan an online safety lesson

eSafety encourages every class in Australia to plan an online safety lesson. Select one of these activities or use our resources to create your own!

Virtual Classroom webinars – middle and upper primary

The whole class participates in a live video lesson with a trainer. The trainer talks through PowerPoint slides and students complete a worksheet during the presentation. There are optional follow-up activities.

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Classroom learning experiences – all ages

 

Something special for Foundation to Year 2

 

Advanced concepts for upper primary

 

Online safety at the click of a link

 

Review safety

  Review school online safety

Have you reviewed your school's approach to online safety recently, including all your practices and procedures? There's no better time to do it than now!

Check eSafety's Toolkit for Schools

  • Use the Toolkit for Schools to check your practices and procedures are evidence-based and up-to-date, so you can prevent and respond to online safety issues.
  • Conduct a Student voice survey of school community attitudes to online safety using our resource in the Toolkit for Schools. 

 

Encourage student commitment

Use the new Online Safety Classroom Agreement to discuss and decide how digital technology will be used in your classrooms or school, then review and renew the agreements through the year. 

 

Find online safety advice at the click of a link

Bookmark the Quick Links for interactive devices, so you always have online safety advice at your fingertips. 

 

Keep parents informed

Tell your parents and wider community about the tips and resources available at eSafety.gov.au, including: