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

Primary student webinars

eSafety's expert trainers provide live online safety lessons to schools via Virtual Classroom webinars.

We work with education departments and the Independent and Catholic education sectors to deliver the webinars across Australia, including regional and remote areas. Different topics are run throughout the year, covering a range of current online safety issues. The advice is informed by latest research, intelligence from our investigative teams and eSafety's Best Practice Framework for Educators. 

The webinars are live video sessions where an on-camera trainer talks through a slide deck presentation and facilitates student interaction using moderated chats and polls. A brief question-and-answer session may be held when time permits.

Students usually participate in their own classroom using a smart board, guided by their teacher. The webinars include complementary resources and links to further information and support. They run for 40 to 45 minutes.

Technical note

We work with the host education department or sector to deliver Virtual Classroom webinars on their preferred video conferencing platform. We have experience with a variety of platforms including Blackboard Collaborate, GoToWebinar, Saba and Adobe Connect. Connection details will be provided to the teacher upon registration.

To provide the best possible audience experience, we recommend that before participating in a webinar, teachers liaise with their technical team to test the local internet connection and equipment.

We recommend one connection per classroom, with the teacher facilitating at the front. The program is not designed for individual student connections. Using the same connection for more than one classrooms may impact on student engagement and interactivity.

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Virtual Classroom webinars

Learn more about how our interactive Virtual Classroom webinars empower students and teachers to have safer online experiences.

Other education resources

eSafety no longer delivers face-to-face presentations in schools. You can check our list of Trusted eSafety Providers to find a company or organisation that does provide face-to-face presentations.

You can also access eSafety’s wide range of online safety Classroom resources. Some past Virtual Classrooms are released as downloadable slide decks for teachers to use in the classroom.

For professional development that keeps you up-to-date with the latest online safety issues and strategies, you can access our free Professional learning program for teachers.