The Bits in the Guide layer will help educators integrate the concepts of digital citizenship across all learning areas.
They promote staff, student and community discussion and can help create a common understanding of effective and safe use of technologies in the school community.
There seems to be a feeling amongst some adults that young people have no concept of privacy, and no understanding of the issues that opening up private information into public networks can have.
This is a Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety module that teachers can work through at their own pace. Although the virtual meetings have ended for 2010, the resource is still available for personal professional development. It covers: understanding digital citizenship, digital citizenship in the classroom, and staying cybersafe in the classroom.
Many adults feel concerned that sexual predators may be online attempting to meet children and young people. For more information on grooming go to
This is a ted talk from Ted Global 2010 by Tom Chatfield, game theorist and author of Fun Inc.
Digital Citizenship: The Teacher’s Role
Here at NetSafe we have been gaving a few conversations about Snapchat. There appears to be some confusion as to what it does, how it works and wether is poses any threat to young people.
A thought provoking article that talks about the role of social media both acutely and downstream of major events. It references how students learned from and then interacted with the news of the Boston Bombing online rather than via "traditional" media
Each time NetSafe gets together with groups of teachers, there is invariably a discussion around Facebook and its use in the classroom. Put any group of educators together and you are likely to have a range of opinions from whole hearted support for the social network, to those who feel that it has no place inside a classroom.
The Keep It Tame project/link/campaign was developed by an Australian researcher, with the aim of encouraging 11-15 year olds to use technology and the internet respectfully.