Virtual Classrooms

What is a Virtual Classroom?

We are working with education departments and the Independent and Catholic education sectors across Australia to offer a range of free Virtual Classrooms. Using webinar learning, Virtual Classrooms allow an Outreach trainer to reach many schools, even in remote areas.

Presentations are usually about 30–40 minutes in length, allow student participation under teacher guidance and include recommended complementary resources.

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Topics

Middle and upper primary: Keep it sweet online

Audience: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • understand their rights as a child for safety, respect and privacy       
  • identify behaviours online from adults or older students which are inappropriate or unsafe
  • be empowered to identify and seek help from people within their trusted adult network
  • know where to find support when they are being cyberbullied or receiving unwanted contact.

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.

cartoon boy and girl with sweets in background

Upper primary: Respectful chat, I can do that! (Cyberbullying)

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • identify when upsetting and annoying behaviour becomes cyberbullying
  • recognise the emotions that appear when they or a friend is having a bad online experience
  • deal with cyberbullying and seek support when it is serious
  • remember to always use respectful chat online

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and answers.

Respectful chat I can do that

Upper primary: The X-Factor

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

Students will be immersed into the hype and excitement of Cherrybrook Primary School’s inaugural X-Factor competition!

Can your students help the aspiring performers to make wise and respectful choices on social media as they upload, post, share and comment on acts in preparation for the Grand Final?

The presentation will assist students to:

  • understand the possible consequences of posting images
  • be a good bystander
  • communicate online respectfully
  • understand how to report inappropriate material and contact.
With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and answers.

Upper primary: Being a good bystander

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • consider the impact of their actions when posting photos and comments    
  • be ‘good’ bystanders if they witness cyberbullying
  • discuss appropriate actions when being a good bystander.
With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and discussions.
Be a good bystander

Upper primary: Making good choices online

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • think before spreading content that may upset others
  • consider the best choice of action
  • use the TEC – Think, Evaluate, Choose tool to achieve the best outcome for everyone
  • discuss choices with a trusted adult.
With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.

Woman standing by a laptop computer

Upper primary: Communicating online

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • understand why online messages can be easily misunderstood
  • recognise that messages can be hurtful even when this may not be the intent
  • understand that non-verbal behaviours help us receive messages more than volume, pitch or words
  • consider when teasing crosses the line and becomes harmful and hurtful
  • identify appropriate responses to someone communicating inappropriately.

Upper primary: Secret security business

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • be aware of some of the latest scams
  • report a scam, unwanted contact and cybercrime
  • think before they place their own and other’s personal information online
  • check settings to secure information as safely and privately as possible
  • use and control strong passwords.
With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and answers.

Upper primary: Keeping safe in the game

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • identify ways that strangers may try to seek personal information online
  • balance online time with other activities
  • use safe strategies when gaming to avoid cyberbullying or unwanted contact
  • recognise the implications of in-app purchases
  • seek support if they are experiencing cyberbullying or feel unsafe when gaming.

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature scenarios interactive questions and answers.

Keeping safe in the game

Lower and middle secondary: What’s your brand?

Audience: Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • identify elements that make a brand recognisable or popular
  • discuss how a brand or company’s reputation can be damaged
  • identify how an individual can damage their own digital reputation by what they post
  • analyse ways to build a positive digital brand
  • recognise strategies to control their information and images online.

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.

What's your brand?

Lower and middle secondary: The internet and the law

Audience: Years 7, 8 and 9 students.

The presentation will assist students to:

  • build knowledge of the laws related to their use of the internet
  • consider scenarios involving sexting, defamation and using the internet in a threatening, harassing and offensive way
  • make good choices online
  • deal with a situation when they have made a poor choice online.
With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.

person sitting as a desk with a computer

Teacher PD topics are now part of the Teacher Essentials PD program.

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