PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION for years 3 to 6
Students in years 3 to 6 are navigating new and exciting challenges in terms of interpersonal relationships, social responsibility and emerging independence. Bravehearts’ professionally developed cybersafety program CyberEcho is designed specifically to support children in this age group as they learn about personal safety.
CyberEcho teaches students key strategies about staying safe online, covering everything from social networking through to protecting personal information and how to create a positive digital footprint.
about the Program
Developed in partnership with Google Australia, The Australian Federal Police and aligned to the Australian National Curriculum, CyberEcho is the leading education program in the country for the teaching of cyber-safety.
CyberEcho has been designed to be compatible across multiple devices, incorporating lessons both offline and online in a learning management system that allows for teacher-directed, interactive activities and online assessment that is individually managed by the classroom teacher.
The slogan, ‘What you share will always be there’ underpins the program and each lesson teaches children key strategies to help keep them safe online. CyberEcho aims to raise awareness of online safety issues as well as building and reinforcing skills, attitudes and behavioural traits for positive online interaction by addressing online relationships versus real-life relationships, social networking, online grooming, protecting personal information, mechanisms for reporting, communicating positively online and creating a positive digital footprint.
CyberEcho is a blended learning program for children aged 8-12 and has been piloted in 6 schools nationally. The Australian National Curriculum and teacher and student feedback, together with feedback from the Australian Federal Police, helped inform the content of the program.