Staying connected online is very important to us now that many of us are physically isolated from family members, friends, colleagues and support networks. The internet is a great way to stay connected but there are also risks.
The department’s website has information on cyberbullying and cybersafe families, as well as what to do if your child is experiencing cyberbullying. There are general resources on bullying as well.
To support schools as they continue with learning from home, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner has developed a range of tips and resources to help school leaders create safe online environments. For more information, refer to: COVID-19: keeping schools and learning safe online.
eSafety has also released an online safety kit for parents and carers, which includes evidence-based suggestions and trustworthy links to support them to stay informed and keep their children safe online. For more information, refer to: COVID-19: an online safety kit for parents and carers.
Bullying behaviour can happen in all social contexts within our community
Featuring evidence-based research to support educators, parents and carers, and students to identify, prevent, and respond effectively to student bullying behaviours. The information on this website has been developed by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and Catholic Schools NSW.
NSW public schools will find additional information on the policies and support page.