Online Safety for your Child

Parents need to understand that the greatest risk our children face online is being denied access. The Internet is essential to our children's education, future careers and lives. But even the most experienced Internet user doesn't understand how children use the Internet and how to help them have a safer and more enjoyable surfing experience.


All our students sign an agreement while at school which states they will use the internet appropriately. Students also agree they will respect the rights of others.


At school, according to the Department of Education and Early Childhood (DEECD) guidelines, our internet is restricted. Students cannot access inappropriate sites- particularly sites such as Facebook and twitter.


We cannot control how students use the internet at home. If your child is affected at school by home internet usage, please feel free to report the matter to the Principal or Assistant Principal.


Click the logo (image) for a direct link to the websites listed below.






TWPS is an accredited eSmart School.

eSmart is where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.





Cybersmart is a national cybersafety and cybersecurity education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as part of the Australian Government's commitment to cybersafety. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of its target audiences of children, young people, parents, teachers and library staff.

**Easy to watch videos on this site.


Screen Time



How much screen time for children? Screen time is the time you spend watching TV or DVDs, using the computer, playing video or hand-held computer games, and using a mobile phone. A healthy family lifestyle includes limits on daily screen time.


Cyber Bullying



For a range of advice sheets to deal with cyberbullying and to learn about cyber safety, click on the 'Bully Stoppers-Being Cool Online' image.

Common Sense Media






Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.  Our Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.

Global2 Blog





This is a Global2 blog, and the articles within it, are an initiative of Kalinda Primary School in Ringwood Australia.

Take a Stand Together





Provides interactive animations, tips and advice to help children (with their parents) decide how to respond if someone is giving them a hard time at school or online, and tools to help children take a stand against bullying, harassment and violence.

Please don't hesitate to contact the school on 03 94041548 if you have any questions or concerns.


Digital Resources




A range of resources and advice for parents regarding cyberbullying, cybersafety and the positive use of digital technology


Media Smarts






Internet Safety Tips by Age. Once opened, scroll down to find the age group you are after.

MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.




 Good Digital Parenting


Parenting today's tech savvy kids can seem overwhelming. But you can do it! Take these seven simple, though still challenging steps, to becoming a good digital parent.










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#GameOn is a new cybersafety film following the online experiences of a group of students, across years 5/6 and 7. For more #GameOn videos, click here.

Chatterbox is an online discussion forum for parents that will equip them to approach online safety issues with confidence and increase their understanding of children’s online experiences. It is like a conversation parents may have around the dinner table with friends about online safety issues. For more ACMA 'Chatterbox' videos in this series, click here.