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LIVE STREAMED
INCURSIONS

Join us as we reimagine how
Digital Safety & Wellbeing

is taught in primary schools

Students...

participate in engaging, interactive live streamed incursions every term.

Teachers...

are provided with optional lesson ideas and follow up activities.

Parents...

are given an overview of each session to help open up important conversations.

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What's included?

For students & teachers

  • Live streamed incursions throughout the year

  • Follow up lessons and activities

For parents/carers

  • Concise resources that correspond to each session designed to build relationships and start conversations 

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Our incursions inform and empower learners to be more aware, clever, kind and brave online citizens. 

These four keystones underpin all of our teaching and learning.

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Content

I found this Cyber Safety Webinar quite captivating! I really enjoyed learning about the different keys and tips about how they are able to keep you engaged in apps!

I learnt about the infinite scroll and algorithm as well as how it purposely suggests videos and apps for a perfect fit for you. Things like Snap Streaks and notifications were quite fascinating to think about how they can remind you to get onto the app everyday and make sure you don't miss out on a day!

I think having a balanced "diet" of screen time and green time is
a great way to look at it as well as reminding ourselves that
what we post online is permanent and possibly public
.

Year 5 Student

INCURSIONS
LIVE STREAMED

1/2

Join Ollie, Marty & their new friend Ruby as they begin their online adventures. Whilst Ollie loves his iPad and gaming we are quick to discover that he has a lot to learn...just like our Year 1/2 students!

3/4

Animations and augmented reality help tell the story of our young adventurers online. Each character we meet encounters a new challenge with so much to help inform and empower our Year 3/4 students.

5/6

Immersed in realistic scenarios, students in Year 5/6 are challenged to reflect more deeply about their online experiences. Preparing them to thrive in an online world involves being aware. clever, brave and kind.

Foundation

In their first year of school, students are introduced to Ollie & Marty through a series of short videos. We cover the basics of getting started with devices and getting online. 

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On-demand format for our Foundation Students

  • Videos & resources designed specifically for Foundation classes

  • No live streams, all resources available to watch and/or print "on-demand" 

  • Free for schools that register Years 1-6 

Years 1/2

Here is a snapshot of the 2023 Term 1 incursion. This focused on what the internet is, early warning signs (when we feel uncomfortable online) and help-seeking.

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Years 3/4

Here is a snapshot of the 2023 Term 2 incursion. The focus was healthy digital habits, including how different tech can make us feel as well as balancing our screen time with green time.

Incursions

Years 5/6

Here is a snapshot of the 2022 Term 1 incursion. This focused on rights and responsibilities, the internet and the law, and digital footprints. 

Curriculum Aligned

Learning Areas

  • Digital Technologies

  • Health & Physical Education​

General Capabilities

  • ICT Capability

  • Ethical Understanding

  • Personal & Social Capability

Child Safe Standards Aligned

  • Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously 

  • Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing

  • Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training

  • Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed

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Why Inform & Empower?

 

  • Age appropriate and curriculum aligned

  • Child Safe Standards aligned

  • Relatable and entertaining content written by a team of experienced primary school teachers

  • Created within the 2021 eSafety's Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education

  • Ensures a whole school approach

  • Parents are invited into the learning through concise tip sheets

  • Teachers are supported with suggested classroom resources and lesson ideas

  • Inform & Empower is endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider 

  • Our live stream incursions were nationally recognised with an award for innovation! Inform & Empower was the recipient of the Inspiration Award at the 2023 iAwards run by the Australian ICT Industry Association (AIIA).

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The student, staff and parent sessions run by INFORM & EMPOWER are fabulous. The content is developmentally appropriate and engaging. You can tell Marty comes from an educational background, because no one could keep our students engaged for as long as he did without some tricks up his sleeve.

I would highly recommend INFORM & EMPOWER.

Erin Jenkins

Teacher & Mum

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2024 Dates

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Dates

Pricing

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Pricing

Also included

Professional Learning for Educators (60min)

  • Tuesday 27th February (3.45pm - 4.45pm AEDT)

  • Digital Safety & Wellbeing: A snapshot for primary school educators

  • Live streamed as a webinar with the option to watch replay on-demand at anytime

 

Termly newsletter inserts 

  • Written for your parents to help keep them informed & empowered

What about a parent information session?

Our unique parent information session, Raising Kids in a Digital World, is co-hosted by Marty McGauran (primary school teacher) and Carley McGauran (psychologist & mum). Your parents will leave the session, not terrified of all things online but importantly, informed and empowered to make the best decisions for their family. In 2024 there are 3 options to choose from:

  • host an evening onsite at your school

  • exclusive webinar for your school, complete with an introduction by your Principal

  • join a shared webinar that your parents can watch live or on-demand

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Parents
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  • What if some classes can’t tune in at the time and date of the live streams?
    To help avoid timetabling clashes, each term and for each year level there are 5 different times/days times per term. Your school can choose from the 5 dates & times on offer each term to watch the live, interactive incursions. If for some reason, your school cannot attend live, there will be a replay available to watch on demand. For a full list of the times and dates, CLICK HERE
  • What if a student is absent?
    The teacher would have the option of sharing either the live stream link for them to tune in from home or the replay link to access after the event.
  • Are they just watching a video or episode each term?
    No. The session will be streamed live and students will be provided with opportunities to interact. In Years 1/2, students will be joining in games, actions, songs as well as their teacher being able to submit answers to Marty & Ollie. In Years 3-6, students (in pairs) will be using their own devices to join in a live Kahoot quiz.
  • How do students interact during the sessions?
    In Year 1-2, the students will be singing along and moving to the songs as well as opportunities to share answers that the teacher can submit to Marty & Ollie. In Years 3-6, students will require access to a device (shared is ok, in fact preferred) to participate in a live Kahoot quiz.
  • Is Inform & Empower accredited or endorsed to deliver cyber safety?
    Yes, absolutely. We are endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider.
  • Do I have to sign up my whole school or can we just pay for some year levels?
    As there are technically 3 different programs, your school can elect to enrol for just the 1-2 program or 3/4 or 5/6 or even two out of the three. Just indicate which levels and the number of students on the registration form. We strongly encourage schools to take a "whole school approach" and include students from 1-6! Please note, the Foundation (Prep/Kinder) resources and videos are made available at no cost when enrolling your 1-6 year levels.
  • What if we're a tiny school...can we still take part?
    Yes! We have schools join us with as little as 32 students (F-6). To cover the cost of administration we do have a minimum invoice total of $250.
FAQ

Meet the Team

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Marty McGauran
Primary School Teacher
Presenter & Founder

 
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Jemma Armstrong
Presenter & Puppeteer
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Bess Naughtin
Primary School Teacher
"Createful
" Director

 
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Cassandre Collins
Illustrative Graphic Designer
 
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Laura Adcock
Primary School Teacher
Curriculum & Content Director

 
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Damian "Damo" Peck
Songwriter & Musician
 
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