This is a shared blog for all Year 6 students and teachers at our school. Students will write to the blog throughout the year, learn about adding pictures, links, audio and video, and comment on each other’s contributions. Through the ABC News program “Behind the News” we aim to encourage informed debate about controversial current affairs. By maintaining the site as a public space we expect to address issues that arise relating to cyber safety and cyber ethics. By connecting with students and teachers through other class blogs, we hope to discuss our ideas more widely, and hear the views of children the same age from other parts of Australia and around the world. By participating in this process we aim to equip students with the skills they will need to maintain online integrity throughout their lives.