Safer Internet Day – Primary years

Did you know? 1 in 5 young people reported being abused, threatened or socially excluded online.

eSafety resources can help you start the chat with your students about being safer online, then keep building their digital skills throughout the year.

 

Steps to start the chat

You will find lots of ideas, resources, lessons and activities for primary school students by clicking on the tabs below.

 

Plan a lesson

  Plan an online safety lesson

eSafety encourages every class in Australia to plan an online safety lesson. Select one of these activities or use our resources to create your own!

Virtual Classroom webinars – middle and upper primary

The whole class participates in a live video lesson with a trainer. The trainer talks through PowerPoint slides and students complete a worksheet during the presentation. There are optional follow-up activities.

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Classroom learning experiences – all ages

  • Use the new Online Safety Classroom Agreement to discuss and decide how digital technology will be used in your classroom or school. 
  • Download the Be secure education suite to teach critical thinking, device safety and more.
  • Play the Be secure memory game.
  • Run a class discussion using the Making good choices online slide deck.
  • Run a class discussion about the Top 5 online safety tips for kids, then display the poster in your classroom as a reminder throughout the year.
  • Use the eSafety Kids conversation starters to get your class talking about online issues and ways to stay safer online – you could even set a homework task for students to play the game with their family.
  • Use eSafety’s Kids pages to guide students through issues such as online bullying, gaming and fake news.
  • Find out more about the latest apps and games your students are using with The eSafety Guide.
  • Use the Being Safe Online booklet to deliver key online safety advice in Easy Read format – it's great for very young and low-literacy students.
  • Take a deep dive into the eSafety Education pages of our website – you will find a range of award-winning videos and other education resources for all stages, to use on Safer Internet Day and throughout the year.

 

Something special for Foundation to Year 2

 

Advanced concepts for upper primary

 

Online safety at the click of a link

 

    Review safety

      Review school online safety

    Have you reviewed your school's approach to online safety recently, including all your practices and procedures? There's no better time to do it than now!

    Check eSafety's Toolkit for Schools

    • Use the Toolkit for Schools to check your practices and procedures are evidence-based and up-to-date, so you can prevent and respond to online safety issues.
    • Conduct a Student voice survey of school community attitudes to online safety using our resource in the Toolkit for Schools. 

     

    Encourage student commitment

    Use the new Online Safety Classroom Agreement to discuss and decide how digital technology will be used in your classrooms or school, then review and renew the agreements through the year. 

     

    Find online safety advice at the click of a link

    Bookmark the Quick Links for interactive devices, so you always have online safety advice at your fingertips. 

     

    Keep parents informed

    Tell your parents and wider community about the tips and resources available at eSafety.gov.au, including: