Welcome to Optus’ Digital Thumbprint program
Join us in the development of savvy, responsible and proactive members of Australia’s online community, now and in the future
About Digital Thumbprint
Optus is focused on and committed to championing younger people and empowering this next generation to achieve their full potential and enjoy a bright future. As such, this program is offered to schools for free, and will not promote any of Optus’ products or services.
Created in close consultation with leading education experts and delivered free to Secondary schools in metropolitan NSW, VIC & QLD by a team of world-class facilitators, the program contains 3 face-to-face, curriculum aligned workshops tailored to the needs of specific year groups that empower and inform Australia’s young digital natives.
The program also includes Digital Thumbprint Champions, creating Go2s who promote digital citizenship and online health to their peers through online activities and offline events that support students. Digital Thumbprint Champions features a face-to-face workshop and on-going online engagement.
By making digital education fun and interactive, Digital Thumbprint teaches students the advantages of a positive online presence whilst arming them with the facts they need to stay safe online in a way students can understand, use and enjoy.
“On behalf of the participating staff and students at Collingwood College, I’d like to thank you for opportunity to participate in the Digital Thumbprint presentation. The sessions were engaging, relevant and informative. The case studies challenged our students to think about the impact they have in the digital world, while the facilitators presentation style encouraged the students to participate, ask questions and really take heed of what was being said. It was a valuable experience for all involved.”
Kristyn Martin Collingwood College, VIC
“Just to let you know how appreciative I am of the workshops you presented to our Years 7-11 cohorts. The boys reported that the information you relayed was very informative, entertaining and related to their lives. All the sessions were relevant and it was wonderful to see you get boys who generally don’t participate to actively take part in the workshops. I look forward to working with you again next year and have you present more workshops to our students.”
Vicky Manos James Cook Boys Technology High School, NSW
“[The facilitator] was very knowledgeable and transmitted important information with a professional yet enjoyable manner. She was very good at engaging with the audience and had the entire group mesmerised throughout the presentation.”
Paul Endicott Sir Joseph Banks High School, NSW
“[The facilitator] had a great rapport with the students, and I was very impressed with her ability to remember student names and engage them in the discussion. Well done! She was enthusiastic and engaging. We loved the whole experience.”
Sue Gaskell Inaburra High School, NSW
Years 7 & 8
Developing discerning users
Through a series of fun activities, this workshop brings to life the vital information students need to become discerning internet users.
Concepts covered include information security, online business models and terms and conditions
Years 9 & 10
Creating a positive online identity
This engaging workshop focuses on the impact students have on themselves and others, including how to help friends who may be facing anti-social activity.
Concepts covered include intention and impact, online identity and defending friends
Years 11 & 12
Using technology to help with study
In this thought provoking workshop, students will be equipped with strategies to use technology to aid rather than distracts from their ambitions.
Concepts covered include productivity and time management techniques, online study resources
In-class Leadership Workshops100%
Off-line Events & Activities100%
Digital Resources & Tools100%
EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION
Optus is focused on and committed to empowering the next generation to achieve their full potential and enjoy a bright future. As such, this program is offered to schools for free, and will not promote any of Optus’ products or services.