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This Virtual Conference is hosted by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD Victoria)

All schools are welcome

 Date/time: Thursday 4 December 2014, 10 am – 10.40 am.

Audience:      Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

To register you and your students for the event go to :

Once you register you will be sent the details of the event including the link to enter the virtual room.

To participate in the event you need to just have internet, speakers and a microphone.

To share with the class you may wish to present the session on a screen or interactive whiteboard.

If this is your first Blackboard Collaborate Conference we advise you to contact your Virtual Conference Coach who is available to assist teachers and students to prepare for a virtual conference. They can assist with setting up hardware and software, and can share ideas for connecting with others. Coaching occurs online via discussion forums, email and web conferences, by phone or by site visits.

Anne Mirtschin – Twitter @murcha

Sally Walsh – Twitter @salwal55

Ben Gallagher – Twitter @Ben_Mr_G

Ian Narracott – Twitter @macnarra

  • The presentation will:
    • Help students identify what cyber security is and why it is important
    • Allow students to understand where personal information is stored online
    • Encourage students to think before they place personal information online
    • Encourage students to check settings to secure information as safely and privately as possible
    • Understand how personal information may be seen or accessed by people and organisations
    • Support safe use and control of strong passwords
    • Encourage students to seek support if they are experiencing cyberbullying, unwanted contact or hacking
    • Encourage students to be ‘good’ bystanders.
    • Help students recognise and deal with scams online.
  • With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and answers.
  • Post presentation activities;
    there are numerous resources available through with the following aligning with the cyber security theme.

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Cybersmart is a national program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to cybersafety.