Activity Introduction

galah parent explainingQuick summary: This Take It Home Resource Pack will support parents/caregivers and interested community members in supporting the delivery of the eSafety for Kids unit of work in their child’s school. The lessons each include a Take It Home activity, which are included in this pack. This pack is designed to work alongside the School Facilitation Guide, which includes information for schools to facilitate a whole-school approach to eSafety.

This resource pack is designed to accompany the eSafety For Kids in-class lessons, as follows:

  1. Know The Internet
  2. You Decide
  3. Feeling Fishy Online
  4. Express Yourself Safely
  5. My Social Brain
  6. Cleaning Up

The eSafety for Kids education package was developed in consultation with a team of experts, including a child and adolescent psychologist, education specialist, teachers, parents and in reference to the latest research and guidelines (at time of publication). It is designed to align with the recommendations in the Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education (eSafety Commissioner).

The images for this eSafety for Kids package are sourced from The Tweeting Galah book series and used with permission from Kim Maslin.

Learning intentions:

  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will know how they can support their child’s learning during the eSafety For Kids lesson sequence
  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will understand the importance of addressing issues surrounding child sexual exploitation and the prevalence of it
  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will better understand how to work with children to reduce the risk of child sexual exploitation
  • Parents/caregivers and interested community members will develop confidence in relevant vocabulary and technologies.

Topic: Health & Wellbeing

This pack is part of the wider educational package, eSafety For Kids.

Resources required:

Keywords: parents, caregivers, homework, eSafety, child sexual exploitation, grooming, online safety, community engagement, whole-school approach

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

The singing clownfish

Take It Home Resource Pack

About eSafety for Kids

As you know, years 5 & 6 is an interesting time for kids as they start facing a swathe of changes as a result of puberty. As their bodies and hormones change, so do their brains. At this age, they’re wired to take more risks, try new things and reach out to new people.

This makes this age group particularly vulnerable to online risks. That’s why we’ve created this package of resources to help schools, parents/caregivers and kids create safer environments for them to live, learn and play in.

The eSafety for Kids package has been designed to empower young people to take control of their safety and encourage them to be more responsible and respectful in their interactions with others. It uses a harm-minimisation approach, rather than seeking to frighten students into avoiding particular online interactions altogether. Used correctly, these resources will give students the language and tools they need to monitor their digital worlds a

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