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Be Secure

About this resource

The Be Secure education suite has five topic-based activities that can be explored separately or delivered as a whole unit. It explores critical thinking, device safety, protecting privacy, spending money online and getting help and support.

Target audience

Level

Lower primary, Middle primary

Keywords

Accessing support, Critical thinking, Cyberbullying, Online friends, Online security, Privacy and personal information, Respectful online relationships

Type of resource

Video, quiz, lesson plan and worksheet.

Timeframe

The video is 5:50 minutes long. Each activity in the lesson plan is designed to take a minimum of 30 minutes.

Australian curriculum

Key learning areas

Technologies, Health and Physical Education

General capabilities

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

Key outcomes

By the end of the learning students will be able to:

  • identify and establish personal online safety boundaries
  • develop skills to question what they encounter online
  • develop skills to identify problematic situations which may impact their online safety or security
  • consider appropriate help seeking and reporting strategies for dealing with unsafe situations online.
     

Using this resource

Students will learn some of the basic skills for being safe and secure online, including why it is essential to Ask, Check and Think before acting in the digital world. They will find out why it’s important to keep their devices safe and their personal information and location private.

The Act eSafe video and interactive Be Secure kids’ quiz can be used as standalone resources, or with activities from the lesson plan. 

The video and quiz are hosted on the Be Secure student home page at esafety.gov.au/be-secure. A certificate to hand out to students so they can add a badge as they complete each of the four quiz modules can be downloaded from this page.

The lesson plan can also be downloaded from this page. It details five learning activities and contains a student worksheet called ‘My personal online security plan'. The lesson plan links to relevant web pages that students can explore in the eSafety Kids section of our website. 

Be Secure 

Activity 1: Exploring critical thinking in online safety
Activity 2: Keeping your device safe
Activity 3: Privacy and personal information    
Activity 4: Spending money online    
Activity 5: Getting help and support    
Worksheet: My personal online security plan

 

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Downloads

 

Media 

Act eSafe video (5:50)

Be Secure kids' quiz