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New report gauges public opinion on quality of schooling

According to findings in a new national survey by Monash University, Australians are largely positive about the level of education provided to their children, though many believe more attention should be given to developing students’ life skills.

Cyber security to be taught in classrooms

The Australian Computing Academy has announced the launch of a $1.35 million national program which will see cyber security taught to Year 7-10 students for the first time in Australia.

PM reveals plans to close education gap

As part of a new Closing the Gap initiative, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed plans for teachers to have their university debts waived if they commit to working in remote indigenous communities for four years or more.

Queensland acts on cyberbullying

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has written to the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google, reminding them of their obligations to better protect young people who use their online and social media platforms.

Managing risk and challenge in playgrounds

Mary Jeavons, Director of Jeavons Landscape Architects, highlights the importance for children to actively play outdoors at school, and discusses how play equipment can be designed and managed to benefit children as they learn to manage risks in their environment.

Video: Online safety in the digital age

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant talks about the prevalence of cyberbullying and how schools can support students to interact safely and positively online, highlighting a number of resources available to educators to help spread this message to students.