Free Apps and Games!

PRIMARY BYTE If we use our special online superpower of Reasoning (one of the 4Rs of online safety) we can examine if those free games and apps are really free or if  there is a catch? The questions we need to ask are:  Why is if free? And, what do they want from us? The saying ‘it is too good to be […]

How do you make good choices online?

PRIMARY BYTE First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 14/05/2019.  When you have a tricky situation or decision to make online try this: Think about your options. Evaluate what would happen if you followed each of these options. Choose the best option with the best outcome for yourself and any other people involved. Ask for assistance, as some choices maybe hard […]

eSafety Online Safety Sessions

Please feel free to share these links with your school community. FAMILY  CHILDREN  EDUCATORS AND TEACHER PD These online sessions are run by the eSafety Commissioner’s Office and are open for all of Australia. These are Free (at no cost) Time 30 minutes to 1 hour Spaces are limited Please register as early as possible eSafety is starting a no […]

Be an eSafe kid!

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 05/12/2019.  Cover image from esafety.gov.au  Be an eSafe Kid over summer >>>>Click<<<<. If you have an eSafe Question go to the experts at the eSafety Commissioner’s new Kids eSafe website. Once there simply click on the topic you need help with. You can talk to your parents and carers about it too. Show them […]

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud!

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 12/03/2020.  Cover image from Cyberbullying.Org Inspirational Images   SHARE IT AND SOAR WITH THE B.I.R.D.S! Can you remember what the letters mean? Let’s look at the S in BIRDS (Block, Ignore, Report, Don’t Feed the Trolls and Share it with a responsible adult): the aspect of sharing your concerns with people who can help. It is […]

Colour the world with Kindness – Responsibility

PRIMARY BYTE: First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 25/02/2020.  Cover image from Cyberbullying.Org Inspirational Images   The 4Rs of online safety are Respect, Reasoning, Responsibility and Resilience.  These are simple words but can help you navigate the online world. Australia’s eSafety Commissioner said that responsibility should be taught from the first swipe of the iPad! She told Australia that you are the […]

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 […]

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 esafety.gov.au/sid and use them to start the chat […]

Online friends and strangers

National Child Protection Week 2019 Research from the eSafety Commissioner shows 94% of parents feel their child’s online safety is important, however less than half felt confident to deal with online threats. To help parents and carers understand and deal with these issues, the eSafety Commissioner has a range of tools, tips and resources available. PARENTS / CARERS Soar with […]