Schools are central to wellbeing for both staff and students.
We know social contact and routine supports the wellbeing of all students and staff. When this is not physically possible, staying connected online and in other ways can bridge this gap.
At a time where more students, staff and families may be accessing teaching, learning and wellbeing online, schools will continue to prepare, engage, educate and respond to needs associated with learning from home. Resources and advice from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner are provided throughout each section.
Schools are encouraged to take a strengths-based and coordinated approach in line with their own school's ethos when engaging with resources and classroom discussions and when engaging with and utilising the resources provided on this portal.
Building social capital and developing a sense of connectedness through relationships continues to be important for online wellbeing. The initial focus for wellbeing is creating a sense of belonging and community with students in the class, tutor or wellbeing group.