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

Professional learning program for teachers

Webinar-based professional development for teachers provided by eSafety’s expert education and training team.

Program details

The eSafety professional learning program covers the latest online safety research, case studies and teaching strategies to help teachers integrate online safety into their programs and student wellbeing planning.

This program includes 90 minutes of professional learning through live webinar participation, the completion of 30 minutes of readings and an assessment.  Teachers who complete the course will receive a certificate for 2 hours of professional learning. NSW and ACT teachers will receive NESA and TQI accreditation – see the webinar invite below for more information.

Audience

This professional learning is aimed at primary and secondary teachers, counsellors, psychologists and teaching support staff. 

Teacher professional standards

This program addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

  • 4.4 - Maintain student safety
  • 4.5 - Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

Online safety module – risks and protective factors

By the end of this module teachers will be able 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.

Dates

  • 28 May 9:00pm - 10:30pm
  • 10 June 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 11 June 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • 11 June 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 15 June 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 18 June 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • 29 June 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 7 July 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 7 July 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • 9 July 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 9 July 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • 15 July 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • 4 Aug 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • 6 Aug 9:00pm - 10:30pm
  • 11 Aug 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • 13 Aug 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • 20 Aug 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • 14 Sep 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • 29 Sep 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • 1 Oct 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • 6 Oct 10:00am - 11:30am
  • 6 Oct 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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Child safety and online learning

This 1 hour webinar is suitable for educators and organisations working with young people.

Like physical environments, children should be kept safe from harm online. This webinar provides a brief overview to help educators and organisations:

  • assess online risks 
  • set online safety behavioural expectations 
  • create risk mitigation strategies 
  • know when and how to report
  • find links to support services.

If you would like your staff trained, we offer sessions for individual schools or organisations (50+ participants required).

Please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information. 

 

Webinars for parents and carers

Due to the popularity of these parent-focused webinars, we are now offering sessions to groups, organisations and educators with an interest in online safety for young people. Bookings require 50+ participants.

Please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information or to enquire about available dates.

Helping kids thrive online

A one hour webinar developed for parents and carers of young people aged  5-12 years old.

This session will cover:

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, contact with strangers and online bullying
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges
  • skills that young people need to protect themselves online
  • how to get help if things go wrong.

Tech, teens and time online

A one hour webinar developed for parents and carers of young people aged 12-18 years old.

The session will cover: 

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, relationships and online harassment 
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges 
  • online wellbeing strategies for teens  
  • how to get help if things go wrong.

Keeping safe and healthy online

This 30 minute webinar was developed for children aged 7-12 years.

Supporting our children to stay healthy and safe online has never been more important. This presentation offers young people valuable advice, including:

  • how to safely communicate online 
  • healthy online habits 
  • where to go for help.

Children answer questions throughout the presentation and record their answers on a worksheet. The worksheet will be sent on registration or can be downloaded below. 

To ensure your child’s safety, all participants listen to a live but do not interact directly with the presenter. 

eSafety's parent guide to online gaming

This 1 hour webinar was developed for parents and carers.

The webinar will cover: 

  • the benefits of gaming and how to mitigate the risks
  • strategies to manage gaming and overuse
  • where to find help and support. 

Join a scheduled session or book a separate group session for 50+ participants.

Dates:

  • Monday 22 June: 7.30 – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 25 June: 7.30 – 8.30pm

 

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My house, my rules

This 30 minute webinar was developed for parents/carers and their children.

The presentation provides advice about online safety topics including:

  • privacy and security online
  • common online issues
  • where to find help and support

Coming soon

eSafety is in the process of developing the following webinars:

  • A parent's guide to screen time
  • A parent's guide to the latest apps