The education sector was the third most targeted industry in 2020-21, with K-12 schools offering an attractive target for data privacy crimes owing to easily exploitable gaps in some schools’ cyber security practices.
Learn how you can help protect against phishing and ransomware attacks and encourage good digital citizenship in the broader school community through the webinars and resources below.
Empowering schools to nurture cyber safe citizens
Be empowered to improve your school community's digital maturity. Implement cyber safety programs. Explore family safety, professional learning and classroom resources.
Explore technology trends and safety issues for young people. Learn using realistic scenarios, possible processes and procedures. Use the Toolkit for Schools to assess your current online environment and safeguards. Use strategies to engage and support the school community.
We have collated a range of resources to help Principals and teachers support their school communities with online safety education. You will find videos, toolkits, websites and self-help articles that you can use at school and also share with parents and carers. QLD teachers can access these resources in Sharepoint.
Reports and articles
eSafety Commissioner’s reports:
Digital lives of Aussie teens - provides a glimpse into the digital lives of teens, how they deal with negative online experiences, the types of information they need to stay safe online and the information sources that they trust. It also looks at the types of positive online behaviours in which they engage. The research is based on a survey of 627 teens aged 12-17 in September 2020.
Online safety for young people with intellectual disability - how the internet can be a great equaliser for young people with an intellectual disability. The internet can help break down barriers, enabling communication and socialisation with their peers, while combating isolation. Examines the real challenges and how to navigate potential online pitfalls. Based on interviews with 17 young people with intellectual disability aged 13-25, as well as interviews with parents and carers and group discussions with educators.