Australia’s eSafety Commissioner has launched an eSafety Schools’ Hub to provide easy access to key online safety resources, including best practice planning tools, factsheets, posters and flyers.
There is also new social media and newsletter content to help communicate key online safety messages to school communities.
The hub has been developed in consultation with the Association of Independent Schools of NSW through its representation on eSafety’s National Online Safety Education Council.
eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, wrote to school principals in December, outlining the new hub and providing key information about eSafety’s role, including online safety education and schemes for reporting online harm.
“The Hub is a gateway to a range of resources to help you develop a whole-school approach to online safety, access professional development, support teaching and learning, respond to online incidents, and more,” Ms Grant explained to principals.
“It brings together key resources from our website, including our Toolkit for Schools, Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education, factsheets, posters and flyers, along with new downloadable resources specially created to help you share important online safety messages with your school community.”
Ms Grant said she strongly encourage principals to use the materials provided in the eSafety Schools’ Hub to raise awareness of eSafety.
“Together, we can help to ensure every student, parent, carer and teacher is aware of how we can prevent and respond to serious online harms.”