from year 7 to year 12Cyber safety learning designed for secondary schools.
Secondary Student Sessions
LED BY A REGISTERED EDUCATOR | FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE | 45 – 60 MINS
Our secondary cyber safety sessions are designed to empower young people to take control of their own cyber security, safety and wellbeing through engaging and interactive sessions. Each session focuses on the key values of Responsibility, Integrity, Strength and Empathy, with new learning each year from Year 7 – 10.
DIGITAL HABITS SURVEY: A TAILORED APPROACH
The Cyber Safety Project get to know your community by undertaking a Digital Habit Survey with secondary students prior to a session. This allows the Cyber Safety Project team to better understand your community’s challenges and to tailor our session to your school’s needs.
YEAR 7: THRIVING ONLINE
Connecting with others online is fun but it’s important to be mindful of our safety. Students will explore the differences between personal, private and public spaces and carefully consider the types of information they share online. Cyber criminals use tactics to mislead, deceive and extort online, so it’s important to be aware of potential risky online behaviours, particularly when making friends online. With the rapid spread of images and videos online it is essential for students to understand the risks of sharing intimate content. Students will uncover the key steps to take control of their digital footprint and know where to get help and report abuse and cyber-bullying.
YEAR 8: MY PLACE IN A DIGITAL WORLD
It’s crucial to understand how personal data can be used and how to take steps to protect our privacy. Students will uncover how easy it is to unconsciously expose personal data, such as location sharing and how to avoid oversharing online. With a focus on learning how to participate in respectful and safe online relationships, they will explore sextortion and Image Based Abuse (IBA), discussing the risks of sharing intimate content. We’ll highlight Digital Citizenship Laws including, cyber-bullying and IBA. When something goes wrong online, 2 in 3 young people would seek help from a friend first. Students will learn how to support a friend who is experiencing online harassment or bullying, and how to help them report it.
YEAR 9: LEVEL UP YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATION
Whilst students might have “heard it all before” we reset, reframe and refocus their thinking. Students will focus on understanding how their current and future digital habits will impact their digital reputation as they transition into adulthood. They will walk away with strategies to maintain respectful and supportive digital relationships and tune into the influence that social media and gaming can have on their wellbeing. We will remind them of their responsibilities as online citizens as they uncover Australian laws relating to cyber-bullying, consent and image-based abuse.
YEAR 10 – 12: FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF
The digital world knows a lot about you. In this session students will uncover how their choices and actions shape their online identity, including how they are perceived by others. Students will walk away with knowledge of how technology can play healthy and unhealthy roles in their lives. Students will explore strategies for managing their physical, social and emotional wellbeing due to the increasing demands of technology in their daily lives, including impacts on their sleep. Students will be reminded of their responsibilities as online citizens as they uncover Australian laws relating to cyber-bullying, consent and image-based abuse.