Everything that you share, like,
comment and post online contributes to your digital identity. Your audience can
be bigger than you realise.
When you are online never give away
your home address, phone number, email address and passwords or any other
personal information. You should treat strangers the same way online as you would in the real world.
If you don’t know and trust someone in
the real world, delete or block them online. Don’t be fooled by fake profiles
or mutual friend suggestions.
Make positive choices. Stay in control
of your online world. If you make poor choices while on social media or online games,
there may be social or legal consequences.
Cybersafety Tips for Students
- Google yourself and see what your digital footprint looks like already, it may highlight what privacy settings you need to update with help from your parents or caregivers.
- The age for Facebook, Musicly, Snapchat and Instagram is 13+
- If you have to fill in a profile for the first time, for a game or app, do not add any information you would not tell a stranger. - Use a profile name that has nothing that resembles your real name. - If you have to enter your birthday, enter a date a few days either side of your actual birthday. - Do not enter your phone number, home address or any other personal information.
- Do not use a real photo of yourself in your profile pic, maybe a cartoon character or animal.
- Keep your digital footprint positive: - Take 10 before you hit send. 10 secs, 10 mins or even 10 hours. - Complete the Grandma test. What would your grandma say about what you have just typed? - Complete the PUT test –is it Positive? Is it Useful? Is it True? Your message has to pass all three to post online.
- Report negative behaviour. Report online through the game or app Report Button, or report offline to a parent, caregiver or teacher.
- Ask an adult to check your privacy settings.
Students are able to call Kids Helpline at any time to
discuss any issue including cybersafety or cyberbullying. Call 1800 55 1800.
Any time. Any reason.
Inappropriate online behaviour can be reported here:
Online safety tips and Cybersafety advice videos
Visit the Daniel Morcombe Foundation website for more information
An example is
learning how to protect your digital footprint with the Cyber Heroes.
ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Datacom and Microsoft, and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. The ThinkUKnow program gives parents, carers, teachers and students information on how to stay safe online. Topics included within the presentations are specifically aimed at educating and increasing awareness about online child sexual exploitation including avoiding unwanted contact, online grooming, self generated content, sexual extortion and how to get help.
Information on how to set up a device for children to use safely online.
If you cannot download the document/s linked from this page, please contact us and we will provide a copy via the school office.