Young & eSafe lesson plans are designed to help young people create a positive online world, with practical exercises to reinforce respectful and responsible online behaviours. Lesson plans, targeted at years 9 and 10, cover: critical thinking, empathy, respect, resilience, and responsibility.

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is the ability to examine information to make an informed judgement on an issue. It is particularly important online, where information can be easily changed, manipulated or taken out of context. Develop students’ critical thinking skills with practical exercises to evaluate the trustworthiness and reliability of online information sources.

Empathy

Students demonstrate empathy online when they recognise and respond to others in a way that takes into account their feelings and beliefs. Develop students’ empathy skills through practice in taking actively supporting others online.

Respect

Respect is having regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others. Develop students’ understanding of respectful online communication and increase their capacity to respond to online situations in a positive way.

Resilience

The online world can be challenging, and young people need resilience to help them bounce back from stressful situations. Develop students’ understanding of resilience through identifying their strengths, skills and coping strategies.

Responsibility

Young people are responsible online when they understand and apply their rights and obligations – such as their right to privacy and the obligation to stay within the law. Assist students in understanding their responsibility in online situations, including supporting others and speaking out about offensive or harmful online content or behaviours.

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