This School Facilitation Guide will support teachers and school leaders in delivering a whole-school approach to eSafety. It encompasses notes on how to best deliver the eSafety for Kids unit of work in your school, along with guides for getting the community and parents/caregivers involved in the process. It is designed to work alongside the Take It Home Resource Pack, which can be provided directly to parents/caregivers.
Teachers and school leaders will:
- understand the importance of addressing issues surrounding child sexual exploitation and its prevalence
- understand the importance of using an empowerment-focused approach to eSafety
- know how they can work with their wider school community whilst delivering the eSafety For Kids unit of work
- be able to support parents/caregivers and interested community members in better understanding how to work with children to reduce the risk of child sexual exploitation
- develop confidence in relevant vocabulary and technologies.
Lesson guides and printables
Level of facilitator scaffolding: Medium – deliver presentations to staff and the community and respond to questions. There may be some additional scaffolding required for those needing support with digital literacy. We recommend you seek support from your school IT department, librarians and/or translators.
The eSafety for Kids education package was developed in consultation with a team of experts, including a child and adolescent psychologist, education specialist, teachers, parents and in reference to the latest research and guidelines (at time of publication). It is designed to align with the recommendations in the Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education (eSafety Commissioner).
The images for this eSafety for Kids package are sourced from The Tweeting Galah book series and used with permission from Kim Maslin.