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Pre-service teacher program

eSafety’s education and training team provides free presentations to pre-service teachers.

The presentations give them the skills, knowledge and confidence to educate their future students about online safety.

Topics covered include:

  • the role and functions of the eSafety Commissioner
  • professional conduct and protecting yourself
  • professional knowledge
  • what's trending in schools
  • eSafety education resources

Lectures and tutorials

1-hour lecture: It is important for new educators to know how young people are using technology. Equally important is knowing how they can protect themselves when using social media both personally and professionally.

Participants will learn about online safety issues and practices and how this aligns with professional teaching standards. Discussions include online safety concerns, reputation management, protecting students and key elements of communicating online.

Includes the information given in the 1-hour lecture with more detailed content and extra time for discussion and questions.

Lectures cannot be recorded.


A 1-hour live interactive session with one of our trainers drawing on content in our lecture and tutorial presentations. Webinars are not recorded.

How to register

Lecturers wishing to include an eSafety presentation in their course can register their interest by contacting us.

Social media advice for pre-service teachers

eSafety’s Toolkit for Schools Educate Element has a range of resources to support teacher wellbeing online and social media use.

This tip sheet provides guidance for school staff on using social media for:

  • professional/official school-related purposes
  • personal activities.

It should be read in conjunction with education department, sector or school-based policies that outline the expectations of all teaching and non-teaching staff when using social media, and protective practices in interactions between staff, parents/carers and students.

Last updated: 09/02/2023