Playing IT Safe


2 sessions, 2 hours total

Online live events

Online courses

Free for all users


Do you want to help children and families use digital technology in safe and helpful ways that establish good habits for life? Participate in the FREE Playing IT Safe Community of Practice to gain the confidence to use play-based learning to teach children about the digital world.

Playing IT Safe has been developed by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, the Australian Federal Police and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. With support from Telstra, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation are now delivering this Community of Practice to early childhood professionals across Australia. This Community of Practice is an early learning initiative which offers a suite of play-based activities that early childhood educators can use to teach young children about technologies, digital networks and online safety.

The Community of Practice element is designed to give participants a space to seek out support and information from their peers and a trained facilitator. It also allows for collaborative discussions between educators working with young children in early childhood services who are beginning to explore the digital world in their practice. The Playing IT Safe Community of Practice will give you the tools and resources needed for this important work.


The Community of Practice includes the facilitation of two one-hour live sessions over three months. This design provides participants with the opportunity to regularly come together to reflect on the Playing IT Safe tools and resources provided by facilitators in the first session. These sessions create space for participants to evaluate their current practice, identifying how the Playing IT Safe tools and resources have supported children’s learning about the digital world in their own early learning service.

Intended audience

  • Early Childhood Directors
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Educational Leaders

Upcoming Dates

Intake 1:
Start date: Tuesday 4 April

Live events:

  • Tuesday 4th April, 12.00 – 1.00pm, AEDT
  • Tuesday 2nd May, 12.00 – 1.00pm, AEDT

Intake 2:
Start date: Wednesday 3 May

Live events:

  • Wednesday 3rd May, 4.30 – 5.30pm, AEST
  • Wednesday 31st May, 4.30 – 5.30pm, AEST

Intake 3:
Start date: Monday 5 June

Live events:

  • Monday 5th June, 4.30 – 5.30pm, AEST
  • Monday 3rd July, 4.30 – 5.30pm, AEST

Intake 4:
Start date: Thursday 20 July

Live events:

  • Thursday 20th July, 12.00 – 1.00pm, AEST
  • Thursday 17th August, 12.00 – 1.00pm, AEST