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This section has been included to help parents promote good digital citizenship in their family. Digital citizenship is about confident and positive engagement with digital technologies. By educating your children about digital citizenship, they will have the opportunity to develop an understanding about the following concepts:

  • Digital and information literacy (the skills required for children to successfully learn and live in a digital society)
  • Internet Safety (staying safe when using the internet)
  • Privacy and Security (keeping your information private and secure when operating online)
  • Cyberbullying, relationships, etiquette and communication (Bullying or harassment through digital means)
  • Creative credit and copyright (giving acknowledgement of the work to the original owner)
  • Digital footprints (personal information that exists online due to their online activity)

As parents, you want to help to develop good digital citizens, those who have the knowledge and skills to effectively use digital technologies to communicate with others, participate in society and create and consume digital content. Below you will find a collection of games, videos, activities and tools to help guide you through this.



This video, by Generation Next, looks at the impact of technology on young people's brains, and what parents can do to encourage healthy technology use.

Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer at the Office of the eSafety Commissioner discusses current trends in young people's tech use, what research tells us of its impact, and strategies to promote a healthier, more balanced engagement with technology in their daily lives.

Common sense media Bullying no way! NSW Digital Citizenship

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Bullying no way!

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ThinkUKnow School A to Z Student Wellbeing Hub Primary

ThinkUKnow

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Student Wellbeing Hub

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Student Wellbeing Hub Secondary Raising Children - School aged Raising Children - Pre Teens

Student Wellbeing Hub

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Raising Children - Pre Teens

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Common Sense Media Blog

Common Sense Media Blog: Common Sense Media provides a number of articles on parenting, media, and everything in between.

Guide to Online Safety

Guide to Online Safety: Covering a number of key online safety issues, the Parent's guide to online safety offers practical, issues focused information and advice for parents of children of all ages.

Kids online infographic

Kids online infographic: a survey commissioned by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner was used to create this visually-appealing resource.

Parenting online infographic

Parenting online infographic: a survey commissioned by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner was used to create this visually-appealing resource.