Year 7 - 10

Be Deadly Online

  • Overview

    Author(s)
    The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner
    Year level(s)
    7 - 9
    Who is this for?
    Students
    Who is this from?
    Secondary school teachers and staff
    Domains
    Mentally Healthy Communities
    Settings
    Secondary School
    Topics
    Social and emotional learning, Bullying and cyber safety
    Aims
    Be Deadly Online is a video and teaching resource about online issues that aims to teach young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students about bullying, reputation and respect for others.
    Cost
    Available free online: https://esafety.gov.au/bedeadlyonline
    Location
    Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania
    Organisation
    The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner
    Phone number
    1800 880 176
    Email
    enquiries@esafety.gov.au
  • Implementation

    Detailed description

    Be Deadly Online is a video and teaching resource about online issues that aims to teach young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students about bullying, reputation and respect for others. The lessons and videos introduce the topics of sexting and digital footprints. The focus of the activities is the impact of digital footprint and sexting on oneself, others and family/community. The activities use the concept of a Respect Circle and tie in with the online videos. Teaching outcomes are as follows:

    ·       Define sexting and digital footprint

    ·       Understand the concept of respect in the context of technology use

    ·       Critically analyse the impact of your actions on yourself, others and your

    family/community when using technology

    Program structure & method delivery

    Activity 1 - The focus is on the impact of sexting on oneself, others and

    family/community.

    Activity 2 - The focus is on the impact of a poor digital footprint on yourself, others

    and family/community.

    Lesson duration - 45 minutes; the length of lessons will be dependent on the number of animations and activities that are chosen.

    Student assessment measures

    No

    Professional learning compulsory

    No

  • Evidence

    Identified theoretical framework

    Be Deadly Online is informed by a risk and protective factors framework around the use of online technologies. It is based on research originally conducted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that recognises the internet as a valuable resource that facilitates identity building, creative activities, and managing interpersonal relationships among young people. The Cybersmart program aims to present positive messages about the internet, while embedding protective behaviours among children, young people, parents and teachers to enable them to manage cybersafety issues.
  • Authors

    Author(s)

    The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

    About author(s)

    The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner provides Australians with a one-stop-shop for online safety including a range of up-to-date information and resources through the Cybersmart program.