Social media awareness

This course shows you

  • How to detect the signs of inappropriate behaviour online
  • How to safely get the most out of social media
  • Options and strategies to ensure safe social media usage


As with so many new technologies, social media became an all consuming part of us ours and our students lives before anyone really had a chance to set guidelines or establish best practices.

Schools, parents and governing bodies are now playing catchup when it comes to regulating use of social media.

One of the key challenges is that the student users of social media have far greater knowledge of the platforms and devices than those attempting to regulate and prevent harm.

This course sets out to change this by arming the participant with knowledge and strategies that can be used to ensure responsible use of social media in your schools and by your students.

Addressed Standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2 & 3.4

This course contributes to 2 professional development hours.

Social Media Awareness may be logged as 2 hours of NESA Elective PD. Suggested descriptors: 3.2.2, 3.4.2

4.3 star average rating
(Based off 355 reviews)

“A very informative course and discussion on types of social media; dangers; protective measures and how we can better manage social media usage” – Teacher in SA

“Insightful information. It helped me to realise how important social media is to our kids and therefore what they need to be taught to keep them safe.”Teacher in NSW

“This course sent a strong message about keeping kids informed on the importance of Social Media Safety. As a teacher and a parent, this course was eye-opening”  – Teacher in WA

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