eSafety and Online Safety For Kids - Education Resources

About the resources

The eSafety for Kids education package is a whole-school approach to eSafety (cyber safety). Containing six lesson plans, a Take-It-Home Resource Pack for parents, School Facilitation Guide, supporting factsheets and online course. It provides all a school and parent/caregivers need to ensure kids are getting age-appropriate, consistent guidance on how to stay safe online.

I'm a school, and want to get my community involved

Access the School Facilitation Guide to learn how to create a whole-school approach to eSafety and get your wider community on board.

Including an email template to parents, guidance on how to run the all-important information session (complete with slides) and advice for teachers and school leaders, this School Facilitation Guide will take the stress out of teaching eSafety in-house. It can even provide a great supplement to externally delivered programs or professional learning for teachers and teach you what to look out for.

I'm a parent/caregiver, and I want my school to do this

Consider sharing this program with other parents in your school to get a bit of momentum going and send a letter to your school Principal to get your school involved. You can also look at the Take It Home Resource Pack and explore some further reading. The most important thing you can do for your child is be informed! Even if your school doesn’t decide to use this education package, you can still help your child with the resources.

Consider sharing this program with other parents in your school to get a bit of momentum going and send a letter to your school Principal to get your school involved. You can also look at the Take It Home Resource Pack and explore some further reading. The most important thing you can do for your child is be informed! Even if your school doesn’t decide to use this education package, you can still help your child with the resources.

Our expert team supporting content development

Niclés Bestel, Psychologist and Consultant, MPsych (Clinical), GradDipPsych, DipCouns, BA, EMDRAA

Niclés Bestel is a child and adolescent psychologist who has extensive experience working in various counselling, community mental health and school wellbeing settings. Niclés has a particular interest in working with trauma and dissociation. Niclés provides counselling and support to children, adolescents and families in a school setting and as a Practice Director of Aspire Wellness and Psychology. Cool Australia commissioned Niclés to research the topic of online safety and child sexual exploitation. She provided Cool Australia with a detailed scoping report outlining best practice, the latest research and proposed activities and resources. This report formed the foundation of the eSafety for Kids lessons. Niclés also conducted a thorough review of the lessons and support materials, providing detailed feedback on creating safety in the classroom and scaffolding the activities to ensure they were developmentally appropriate.

Focus group

Cool Australia ran a focus group with primary teachers and parents to determine the best way to approach a whole-school model of support for the eSafety for Kids education package. Parents were allowed to share how they want to be involved in this aspect of their child's education (which was 'heavily'), and teachers could share what they felt comfortable tackling in class and what they felt needed to be done at home. The feedback from this session greatly informed our Take It Home Resource Pack and the School Facilitation Guide.

About the book series

Aligned with the Australian curriculum, The Tweeting Galah cyber safety children’s book series offers a unique and entertaining approach to teaching primary-aged children how to navigate the online world safely and healthily. The four books in the series are vibrantly illustrated and include reflection questions at the end to guide classroom discussion. Augmented reality experiences are embedded within the books, offering a simple and safe technological experience without complicated preparation. The Tweeting Galah series is written by West Australian author Kim Maslin and illustrated by John Field. The Tweeting Galah series is available in both print and eBook format. You can purchase the series here: https://thetweetinggalah.com/.

Supporting resources

Primary

  • Lesson
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eSafety For Kids - Know The Internet

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Online safety
  • Lesson
  • ...

eSafety For Kids - You Decide

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Online safety
  • Lesson
  • ...

eSafety For Kids - Feeling Fishy Online

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Online safety
  • Lesson
  • ...

eSafety For Kids - Express Yourself Safely

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Online safety
  • Lesson
  • ...

eSafety For Kids - Express Yourself Safely

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Online safety
  • Lesson
  • ...

eSafety For Kids - Your Social Brain

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Online safety
  • Lesson
  • ...

eSafety For Kids - Cleaning Up

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Online safety

Professional Learning - Teaching Consent to Children

With thanks to our partner

Thank you to Kim Maslin (author of The Tweeting Galah) for permitting Cool Australia to use images and the ‘Strange Story of the Singing Clownfish’ in the eSafety for Kids education package.

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