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Students’ Making Good Choices  & Great Online Communication Webinars

To register for one or both of these sessions go to


We invite you and your students to attend two web conferences targeted at Years 4, 5 and 6 students. We previously advertised these sessions starting at 10am but the request from schools was to start them at 9:30am. So we have made the change. Gameon-texting-ollie

Each will be hosted by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and presented by the Cybersmart Outreach team.

These sessions are available for all Schools. Schools may choose to attend either or both sessions.


Session A – Making good choices online

Thurs 28 May –  9:30 -10.10am (Teachers can login at 8am)
The presentation will assist students to:

* help students think before spreading content that may upset others
* include scenarios where students consider the best choice of action
* introduce the TEC – Think, Evaluate, Choose tool to achieve the best outcome for everyone
* encourage students to discuss choices with a trusted adult

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.
Students will also be able to use back channelling technology to share ideas and opinions on their own devices

Session B – Great Online Communication Weds 10 June – 9:30 -10.10am (Teachers can set up at 8am)
The presentation will assist students to:

* Understand why online messages can be easily misunderstood
* Recognise that messages can be hurtful even when this may not be the intent
* Understand that non-verbal behaviours help us receive messages more than volume, pitch or words
* Consider when teasing crosses the line and becomes harmful and hurtful
* Identify appropriate responses to someone communicating inappropriately

Please note that the class teacher is required to organise 2 student volunteers prior to the presentation.

During the Virtual Classroom, the trainer will instruct the students to speak to their class (only) for 30 seconds about their best holiday.

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and discussions.

To get ready for the session go to the Game On resources 

Information of how to access the event via Blackboard Collaborate, including the link will be emailed to teachers at the email address they include in their registration.

We will run a drop in session for teachers, the night before the event 3:30 – 5pm to test their technology set up. Victorian Government teachers wanting support with any of their web conferencing tools including Blackboard Collaborate, Polycom, Lync and or Skype are encouraged to contact the DET Web conferencing coaches

**For teachers or parents wondering about the age of their student and the relevance of sexting in these sessions I refer you to the research contained within the Victorian Law Reform’s Inquiry into sexting (Page 30) featuring data on children as young as 12.


To register for one or both of these sessions go to