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Professional learning program for teachers

Free professional learning designed for educators and others working with children and young people. 

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eSafety's professional learning covers the latest online safety research, case studies and teaching strategies. It aims to support educators and those who work with young people to integrate online safety into their programs and student wellbeing planning.

Webinars

Social media self-defence for education leaders

This webinar runs for one hour and can be used toward elective professional learning hours. It is not NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) or ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited.

The session is designed for school leaders or aspiring leaders who want more knowledge and skills in managing social media in their school community and/or professional lives. The types of tech-based abuse experienced in educational settings is examined, and evidence-based guidance for improving safety is explored. The webinar includes case studies that illustrate formal and informal responses to instances of tech-based abuse in schools, including eSafety’s reporting schemes.

The webinar will help you to:

  • identify common types of tech-based abuse targeting both schools and staff
  • consider the professional and personal impacts of tech-based abuse on those targeted, and the wider implications for staff retention
  • anticipate the threats associated with emerging technologies
  • build capacity to improve online safety across the school community through a three-tiered approach to setting up defences.

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Responding and reporting: Critical online incidents in school settings

This webinar runs for one hour and participants will be provided with a certificate that acknowledges one hour of professional learning.

The session is designed for wellbeing and school leaders who lead or support the immediate responding and reporting of critical online incidents within school communities. It will explore case studies, incident assessment tools and how to support both primary and secondary school students.

This webinar will help you to:

  • respond to online incidents with tools and strategies to deal with cyberbullying, image-based abuse, fight videos, self-harm and suicide content
  • identify eSafety reporting options 
  • determine key steps to collect evidence when making a report to eSafety.

Accreditation: Successful participants will gain one hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited Professional Development.

   

 

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If you would like to organise a training session, please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information. You will require a minimum number of 30 participants.

 

Digital rights and responsibilities of students and educators

This two-hour webinar includes a 90-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of reading time, a quiz and a certificate that acknowledges two hours of professional learning.

This webinar will help you to:

  • identify the key opportunities and challenges facing children and young people online
  • create and facilitate learning opportunities that empower children and young people to develop an understanding of their digital rights and responsibilities
  • assist young people to take an active role in protecting and promoting positive and safer online environments for themselves and others
  • identify digital rights and responsibilities for educators through a safety lens that extends to the whole community
  • examine strategies to communicate and model positive online behaviour.

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Accreditation: Successful participants will gain two hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) Accredited Professional Development.

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If you would like to organise a training session, please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information. You will require a minimum number of 50 participants.

 

Online harmful sexual behaviours, misinformation and emerging technologies

This two-hour webinar includes a 90-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of reading time, a quiz and a certificate that acknowledges two hours of professional learning.

What is online harmful sexual behaviour and what role do emerging technologies play? This webinar offers evidence-based targeted advice to identify and understand the impact of online harmful sexual behaviour, while providing the skills to keep students safe online.

This webinar will help you to:

  • identify online harmful sexual behaviours and develop skills to support students’ knowledge of consent, online respect, and refusal skills
  • identify the impact of online misinformation and support students as they develop skills to critically evaluate information and sources
  • explore the social and safety implications of emerging technologies and understand the key safety skills young people will require.

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Accreditation: Successful participants will gain two hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) Accredited Professional Development.

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If you would like to organise a training session, please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information. You will require a minimum number of 50 participants.

Staff meeting series

These webinars are designed to be incorporated into a staff meeting. They can be used toward elective professional learning hours, but are not NESA/TQI accredited.

Online safety considerations for generative AI in education

This 30-minute webinar is designed for primary and secondary school staff.

The session will explore the opportunities and potential risks when using generative AI in education settings.

This webinar will help you to: 

  • gain an overview of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI in education settings 
  • support the development of students’ critical thinking and digital literacy skills using eSafety classroom resources 
  • explore eSafety resources and tools to assist schools in developing online safety policies and practices to include AI. 

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Wellbeing and digital technologies

This 30-minute webinar is designed for primary and secondary school staff.

The session will focus on digital skills to protect and support young people’s wellbeing online.

This webinar will help you to: 

  • understand children and young people’s online behaviours and experiences, and the pressures faced online
  • support children and young people in developing the digital skills they need to protect their wellbeing online
  • establish strategies to respond to disclosures about online harms 
  • identify wellbeing support and resources available to your school community.

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Supporting online gaming experiences

This 45-minute webinar is designed for primary and lower secondary school staff.

The session will provide strategies for supporting children and young people to have safe, positive experiences when playing games online.

This webinar will help you to: 

  • gain an understanding of children and young people’s gaming activities and motivations for gaming
  • identify risk factors for harm in gaming environments and explore safety settings to minimise harm
  • examine what young people want adults to understand about gaming.

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Other webinars you can book

Explore our other educational webinars designed to keep you, your students, school or community group safe online. Courses cover risk and mitigation, critical information for school leaders and a tailored program for youth leaders.

Online safety for school leaders

This webinar runs for two hours and can be used toward elective professional learning hours.

This online course will explore what your school can do to improve online safety.

This webinar will help you to:

  • explore the current technology trends and issues for young people
  • examine realistic scenarios and work through possible processes and procedures
  • use eSafety’s Toolkit for Schools to assess the current online environment and safeguards
  • explore strategies to engage and support the whole school community.

If you would like to organise a training session, please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information. You will require a minimum number of 20 participants.

 

Online safety for youth leaders

This webinar runs for 1.5 hours and can be used towards elective professional learning hours.

It is designed to support peer leaders and consultants who lead, educate and mentor school-aged children in the community. We explore The eSafety Guide and help young people to stay safe.

This webinar will help you to:

  • explore the current technology trends and issues for young people
  • examine the online environment and safe online interactions with children and young people
  • manage risks and support young people in a youth group environment
  • highlight eSafety resources for youth leaders.

If you would like to organise a training session, please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information. You will require a minimum number of 30 participants.

 

Online risks and protective factors 

This webinar runs for 1.5 hours and can be used toward elective professional learning hours.

This webinar is popular with those new to understanding online safety. It has been designed for primary and secondary teachers, wellbeing professionals and teaching support staff. 

This webinar will help you to:

  • understand the key skills young people need to protect themselves from online risks
  • identify resources to support online safety education
  • recognise current trends in technology and the latest online safety research.

If you would like to organise a training session, please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information. You will require a minimum number of 50 participants.

Online modules for lower primary teachers

These self-paced short modules are for lower primary school educators teaching online safety. The individual online modules can be completed at your own pace. Each program is based on recent research and includes practical teaching strategies and classroom activities.

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Last updated: 02/02/2024