Our motto: "A problem is a solution waiting to be found! Let's use digital technology to be our creative best!"

Cyber Academy

Welcome to the Cyber Academy. We expect you to train hard and learn all the skills so you can be really effective online citizen. We ask you to strive to become an "Internet Sensei". We encourage you to "lead by example!"

The Cyber Smart Detectives, Cyber Smart Hero and 10 Tips (below) are a great way to start classroom conversations. By using a 'real world' example, the stories explore what may happen if someone reveals too much information online and it ends up in the wrong hands. Students are asked to follow clues throughout the exercise and use their powers of deduction to make predictions, draw conclusions and answer questions along the way.

Teachers: Please use the display technology in your classroom to share with the class. Pause and discuss at the indicated locations.

From: Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Download the Cyber Academy Workbook (see right panel). Use the Workbook to hold each level's creative activity.
Watch the videos below as a class. Pause and discuss the issues raised.
Discuss the Be Smart poster below
Using classroom display technology visit and discuss the content on the following website.  https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/cyber-safety/

  • Plan, create and communicate ideas, information and online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols.

  • Online Awareness and Digital Citizenship

    Plan, create and communicate ideas, information and online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

    • applying practices that support the organisation of collaborative problem-solving, for example finding online meeting times that suit all members, and agreeing on ways of protecting files and sharing information digitally with members
    • applying safe practices while participating in online environments, for example checking the default privacy settings to ensure maximum protection of personal details, being aware of online filtering techniques and policies used at school and at home
    • considering ways of managing the use of social media to maintain privacy needs, for example activating privacy settings to avoid divulging personal data such as photographs, addresses and names
    • developing a set of ‘rules’ about appropriate conduct, language and content when communicating online, and using these rules as a basis for resolving ethical dilemmas
    • using digital systems to create web-based information taking into consideration referencing conventions, for example creating a blog, website or online learning space for sharing ideas
    • using a range of communication tools to share ideas and information, for example participating in collaborative online environments