Stop cyberbullying and be awesome instead

SENIOR BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 02/02/2020. Cyberbullying is just the same as bullying, it just occurs online.  Gossiping, telling lies and spreading rumours online is cyberbullying. Creating catfishing accounts is not pranking its cyberbullying. Once you post something online others may look at it very differently. You need to rethink that joke or that post. Deleting or […]

Can you spot fake information online?

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared Cyber Tuesdays 02/02/2020. Things online can trick us into believing they are real but they are fake. Some news and business websites look real but they are spreading false information. Some are even trying to steal your money and personal details. Apps might try to do this as well. If someone knows all your personal information […]

Be Safe in the Game!

PRIMARY BYTE First appeared in Cyber Tuesdays 10/02/2020. Maximise the fun and safety with some easy steps. For each game and device you use: you need to know how to: Take screen shots using the platform you are in Block a person (voice, chat and profile) Mute someone (voice, chat and profile) Report a person or content Make a private […]

Online Safety Right Now

This article first appeared in Anglican Focus on the 23rd of January 2020. Safer Internet Day is marked on Tuesday 11 February in 2020. Safer Internet Day (SID) previously signified the first online safety event of the new year specifically for schools; however, the eSafety Commissioner has evolved the day into a wider community movement. Safer Internet Day started […]

Safer Internet Day 2020

Talk, Show and Send. This year Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. The theme is ‘Together for a better internet’ and Australia’s eSafety Commissioner is encouraging parents to mark the day by starting family conversations about online safety. You can download our Safer Internet Day resources at and use them to start the chat […]

Online Safety Educational Framework

2020 vision for online safety in Anglican Schools The framework is a blueprint for schools and online safety education in 2020.  This was released in at the eSafety Commissioner’s conference in October 2019 outlining framed positively but needs to be built on information about the risks, and protective and situational factors that increase the likelihood of harm. The framework underpins Child Safe Principle 8, […]

The Hunting

The Hunting The Hunting is a 4 part miniseries which was created in partnership between the eSafety Commissioner and SBS. This story is an examination of a teen nude photo scandal and its impact on four teenagers, their teachers (school) and families. This was created with the eSafety Commissioner in conjunction with SBS targeting the issues of Image Based Abuse […]

Get started now with the ACSC checklist

The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) goal is to make our communityt the safest place to connect online.  The ACSC has developed aneasy  guide to assist in reducing the risk from cyber criminals and threats online. This checklist is designed for you to spend for a couple of minutes a day over 6 days checking your passwords, increasing your security awareness […]

Educate and Engage

Anglican AIDE: Application Internet Device Educate and Engage your Child As parents and carers, we are the custodians of our family’s online environment, but this can be a challenge due to distractions, fear of the unknown rhetoric, ‘techno guilt’ (worrying about what we do/don’t do or allow) and often changing and sometimes contradicting advice.  Consider navigating the online world using […]