It is crucial that we discuss cybersafety with our students. We may run the risk of taking for granted the fact that our students are 'digital natives' but that does not necessarily mean that they know how to be safe online. We need to make sure that students understand the risks, know how to avoid them and know what to do when there is a problem. We cannot leave this up to chance. Teachers need to be informed about the online world that students inhabit so that they can encourage them to use the internet safely.

The following website is a comprehensive site where teachers, parents and students can get information about online safety. There are lesson plans, posters, advice and quizzes for use in the classroom for teachers and librarians.

The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation runs a very good website to show parents and community members how to be safe online. There are fact sheets and academic papers to read and tips and advice. There are also programs and initiatives to use within schools.

There are free safety lessons with hypothetical scenarios to discuss on this site. These are useful for discussion in class. They are suitable for years 3-12.

Six steps to protecting your privacy on Facebook. This shows you the steps necessary to ensure that your privacy is protected on Facebook. Important information for students.