Pre-service Teacher program

To ensure student teachers are adequately prepared to manage online safety issues in schools, Outreach provides free presentations to pre-service teachers in their final year of tertiary study.

The program equips pre-service teachers with skills, knowledge and confidence to educate their future students about cybersafety.

Topics covered include:
  • Cybersafety in the context of professional standards.
  • Professional conduct and protecting yourself.
  • Professional knowledge.
  • What's trending in schools.
  • In school scenarios.

Pre-service presentations

Lecture and tutorial


1 hour lecture: On entering the teaching profession, it is important to be equipped with the knowledge of how young people are using technology. Equally important is the knowledge of how to protect yourself when using social media both personally and professionally.

This lecture will equip participants with the knowledge of esafety and cyberbullying and how this fits with the professional teaching standards. Discussions include esafety concerns, reputation management, protecting students and key elements of communicating online.

1.5 hour lecture: Information provided in the one hour lecture is included with greater elaboration of content, with more time for discussion and questions.


1 hour tutorial:Follows up the lecture with information on safe online teaching practices and duty of care responsibilities. Discussion on practical strategies for integrating esafety strategies into the curriculum and classroom practices-including scenario-based learning activities.


A 1 hour live interactive session with one of our trainers drawing on content in our lecture and tutorial presentations. Webinars are not recorded.


Lecturers may register by contacting us on

Social media advice for pre-service teachers

This document provides classroom tips and social media advice for Pre-service teachers including best practice on:

  • managing your reputation
  • protecting students
  • communicating online

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