Staying Safe Online
A sensible approach to self-protection
This cyber safety presentation discusses pornography, paedophiles and cyber-bullying in an age appropriate way, which even those who have limited experience online can relate to. It is practical and sensible in its approach to self-protection and emphasises the importance of good choices and communication with adult support people in the real world and online.
This presentation includes:
• The importance of being smart and safe online and in real life
• What healthy fear is and why we need it
• Why the online world is similar to the real world
• The “digital footprint” including government records and IP addresses
• An age appropriate explanation of pornography
• Why safety software is in important
• An age appropriate explanation of unsafe people including paedophiles and cyber- criminals
• How paedophiles trick kids
• The special role of police and teachers
• What constitutes cyber bullying and why kind words matter
• Communicating with adults about things that don’t look right
• Tips to make sure you are safe online, including setting up accounts with parents’ permission, not posting personal details, following and gaming with people you know
• Looking after each other online
Duration: 50-minute session
Recommended audience: Delivered in both Year 5 or 6. May be delivered as a part of the Upper Primary Sexual Health and Cyber Safety Curriculum or alone. May be delivered to specific genders, although Michelle’s preference is to speak to both genders together.
Michelle delivered the best sexual health lessons I have seen in my 20 years of teaching. She showed a genuine interest in the students while delivering entertaining, visually engaging and accurate information. Her presentation took the fear out of the subject matter and made it fun. I without hesitation recommend the program.
Rick Herd, Year 5 teacher
Michelle has delivered our sexual health program for over seven years. Coupled with a comprehensive parent information session, the program ticks all the boxes for us, and includes loads of entertaining and educational moments for every student.
Katie Stubbing, Deputy Principal Ferny Grove State School
Michelle has been working with our students for many years. She provides a balanced, engaging and educational perspective that is perfectly pitched for year 5 and 6. Our children not only learn about the changes their bodies will undergo, but more importantly, they learn about sound positive values that sit behind human sexuality. Michelle works with our parent community to explain the program and shares insightful lessons as they move into this new stage of parenthood. We couldn’t imagine teaching human sexuality any other way.
Danielle Priday, Principal Patricks Rd State School
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