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Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.  Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre and here by the Australian eSafety Commissioner and the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!

‘Let’s create a better internet together’

Other dates coming up

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence March 2018

Harmony Day – March 2018

Privacy Awareness week May 2018

Stay Smart Online Week – October 2018

Day for Daniel 26 October – 2018

Years Prep to 3

The internet is a lot of fun.  You can watch videos and play games.  But you have to be careful that you don’t watch your iPads and computers too much, or you can damage your eyes and your brain.

You have to be smart when you use the internet.  Websites and strangers will try to trick you.  Would you walk off with a stranger in the street?  So you shouldn’t talk with a stranger on the internet. 


Years 4 to 6

What you do online says a lot about your personality.  It is easy to do negative things or hurt other people when you don’t have to face them in real life.

If you write nasty things to or about your classmates, or go out of your way to embarrass them or tease them, you are a Cyberbully.  You are not cool or popular.  You will not make people like you more by being nasty to others.

Stand up for your friends and classmates if you know they are being bullied online.

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Years 7 to 9

Keyboard Cowboys (and Cowgirls) are those of you who send nasty messages or images to others or about others.  They think they are cool, funny or really tough.  Actually, they are cowards and they do not deserve your time and energy.  Sending a nasty message and then saying it was a joke is another form of bullying online.

Put up your hand if you have witnessed cyberbullying from someone at CAC.

If you have nothing nice to say to a person, then don’t say anything.  At this school, people who cyberbully or take part in inappropriate behaviour online always get found out.  You can access the Safe Schools Dropbox to protect yourself and your friends from these students.  By doing this, we can help them become safer internet users.

Access to the internet and technology like mobile devices is a privilege.  Don’t abuse that privilege.


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Years 10 to 12

Decisions you make now can affect your immediate future.  Your education.  Your career.  Your relationships.  Your family.  Your reputation.

Sometimes you can get caught up in the moment and do something with your phone or computer that you will regret. 

It really is this simple:

  • If you post or send an image, video or text, you no longer have control of it.  Forever.

  • Someone can get possession of it and make it public.  Forever.

  • You can hurt yourself and others.  Forever.

Before you send or post, think of the consequences.  What is the worst case scenario?   There are countless stories of people who have been bullied or embarrassed when they or someone else distributes negative images, videos or text.  Don’t become a statistic.

Stop and think about the consequences of your actions.


eSmart Week

Tuesday October 7 to Friday October 10

What is eSmart?

Being eSmart means knowing how to guard against the security and privacy risks online, download content in a legal and ethical way, to research and reference information, as well as manage reputation and relationships in cyberspace.


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Years 4 to 12

Habits of Mind – Use Your eSmartz Activities

Watch these videos and presentations for some excellent eSmart tips.  Use your knowledge of Habits of Mind to think about good choices.

Teachers: Have your class discuss the question at 1:22

‘How does an eSmart person show this Habit of Mind example when socialising online?’

Click the image above to play the game with our class

Thanks for participating in eSmart Week

Prep to 3

Watch these videos and presentations for some excellent eSmart tips.  What is the main message of each video?

‘What is the main message of this video?’

Internet Safety

‘What is the main message of this video? (Click image to play)’

‘What is the main message of this video?’

‘What is the main message of this video?’

Stay Smart Online Week

2 – 6 June 2014

Stay Smart Online Week, formerly National Cyber Security Awareness Week, aims to help Australians using the internet – whether at home, the workplace or school – understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.

The 2014 Stay Smart Online Week is the seventh consecutive annual event conducted by the Australian Government in partnership with industry, the community sector and all levels of government.

This year’s theme – ‘On The Go’ – reflects the importance of staying safe and secure online while using mobile devices when social networking, banking, shopping, and navigating the internet.


1. Videos 2. Assembly Videos 3. What is eSmart?


These videos are short but help explain some serious and important concepts.  To watch in a classroom, enlarge the video by clicking on the full screen option shown below. Full Screen

Prep to 3

What should you do if you see something weird on the internet?

Why is it important to keep your password safe and not tell others?

What are some ways to be safety smart?

What do you do if you are on the internet and you see something that gives you a funny feeling in your tummy?

4 to 6

What are some of the silly things that the boy did in this video?

Why do you need to get permission before adding someone’s photo?

Sometimes you are tempted to get as many ‘friends’ as possible on your page or account. List 3 attributes of a real friend, and why you need to be careful when accepting friend requests.

Why do you need to control and protect your digital footprint?

Why are CyberBullies cowardly and pathetic? List 4 steps you should take when being CyberBullied. (Clue: Fill the blanks and hover over for answer. Click the clue for a really, really cool poster! I____e, S__ee____t, B___k, R____t)

7 to 12

Why do you need to control and protect your digital footprint?

Who has customised their privacy settings? Why did you take that step?

Who has been bullied online? Who has witnessed bullying online? Who has stepped in for someone else who was being bullied? What can you do if you witness online bullying? Click here for an answer

Why should you always be honest and not misrepresent yourself online?

Why should you always check with your friends before you put their photo on your wall or tag them? Who has been tagged or had their photo posted without permission and how did you feel? What did you do?


Assembly Videos

Prep to 3

4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12


What is eSmart?

An initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, eSmart Schools is a world-leading system to help Australian schools manage cybersafety and deal with bullying and cyberbullying.  Designed specifically for Australian schools, eSmart Schools supports the development of children and young people to embrace the benefits of technology and reduce their exposure to cyber-risks, such as cyberbullying, online sexual predation, sexting, identity theft and fraud.

Using a behaviour change approach, similar to the SunSmart campaign, eSmart Schools aims to create a community of students, teachers and parents who are smart, safe and responsible with technology.  Being eSmart means knowing how to guard against the security and privacy risks online, download content in a legal and ethical way, to research and reference information, as well as manage reputation and relationships in cyberspace.

Once registered with eSmart Schools, schools are supported to:

  • Create their own best-practice policies, practices and procedures;
  • Gain access to the best evidence-informed resources and information; and
  • Record, track and report on their progress in becoming eSmart.

(Source – eSmart Schools Fact Sheet,[2].pdf) Watch the video below for more information about eSmart Schools.

Habits of Mind – Use Your eSmartz Activity

Look at the Gallery and read these excellent safety tips.  Each image has a question that challenges one of the Habits of Mind.  Under your teacher’s guidance, answer these questions. Click on an image to begin the gallery.

(Source- Being smart, safe and responsible; Some quick tips for using technology top

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