Online Safety

Online safety education builds knowledge and skills across the curriculum. It includes both technical and relational (interpersonal) aspects needed to navigate digital environments and develops student agency to use what they have learned in practice.

Schools can embed online safety across the curriculum. Teachers may make additional connections that best suit their school context.

Online safety

The eSafety Commissioner provides insights into the trends, issues and technological developments likely to impact online safety. Refer to the eSafety Strategy 2022-25 Information is organised through six key areas:

  • Technology features
  • International developments in policies and regulation
  • Evolving harms
  • Harm prevention initiatives
  • New and emerging technology
  • Opportunities



The eSafety Commissioner has designed a Toolkit for Schools designed to support schools to create safer online environments.

Refer to the Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education that establishes a consistent national approach that supports education systems across Australia to deliver high quality programs, with clearly defined elements and effective practices.

ACARA has developed Curriculum Connections focused on online safety. This resource guides educators to identify content in the Australian Curriculum that ensures online safety education is embedded, ongoing and integrated across learning areas. Refer to Online safety .

Use this risk assessment tool to effectively plan and assess risks and benefits before introducing any new online platforms or technologies.