Digital citizenship in Australian primary schools and early education settings

Adapting Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship resources for impactful eSafety education in Australian early education and primary school settings

This Australian-first study will teach young children, including those aged three to four, about digital citizenship. As digital technology use becomes common place in the daily lives of young children, education on good digital citizenship is critical in the early years of their education. This project will trial USA-based Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum in 15 Australian schools, and create and trial world leading online safety curriculum materials for pre-school settings, including professional development for teachers. The project is a collaboration with Evolve Education and Common Sense Education.

Funding / Grants

  • Online Safety Grants - eSafety Commissioner (2022 - 2023)

Chief Investigators

Other Team Members

Peta Wyeth, Kerryann Walsh, Annette Woods, Suzy Edwards


Other Partners

Common Sense Media, Evolve Education