Australian Professional Standards for Teachers


About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher uses a digital resource to teach the concepts of cybersafety, and digital learning activities to enable students to practice communicating safely and effectively in an online environment. Together, the teacher and students participate in an online forum to make sense of and reinforce the key messages of cybersafety.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.1
Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
Career stage
Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
Other descriptors
Standard 4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.5
Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
Career stage
Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.
  1. How do you promote Internet safety when using ICT in your classroom?
  2. What do you see as the essential elements of an engaging teaching activity?
Williamstown Primary School
Year level
Year 5
Year 6
Stage of schooling
School type
School location
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The class comprises both Year 5 and 6 students in a metropolitan government school from the inner west of Melbourne.  The teacher has used a variety of engaging activities to explore and reinforce the key messages about how to communicate safely online.
Content provider
Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)

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