Cybersafety

Best of the Web: The silver linings in how we’re coping, talking to teens about alcohol, and more

A new national poll shows there are some positives for families during the pandemic, how to discuss drinking with teenagers, and why kids' gaming time isn't wasted.

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Best of the Web: TikTok, YouTube Kids and more – what parents need to know

A parents' guide to apps popular with kids, encouraging compassion in children, Mixed Martial Arts getting a family following, and how dads' play can help kids' development.

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Best of the Web: the viral ad helping parents talk to their kids about pornography, and more…

The viral video from New Zealand helping parents on the issue of kids watching pornography, why it's okay to cry in front of your children, encouraging emotional intelligence in boys, and the new approach to screen to time during COVID-19.

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Online gaming webinar for parents and carers, from eSafety

Most children have played an online game - how can you make sure they are safe? Find out by joining a free webinar from the eSafety Commissioner.

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Six tips for young people to look after their online safety, from the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has put together valuable advice for young people to look after their online safety and wellbeing in the coming months, as they continue to spend more time online than ever before. Here's an excerpt from eSafety's new post, with links to resources.

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Best of the Web – getting kids to sign a first phone ‘user agreement’, and more…

Why a mobile phone 'user agreement' for kids will help them be responsible digital citizens, why 'parenting' should be on your resume, how reading science fiction strengthens resiliency in young people, and more.

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A checklist to look after your child’s digital health and safety

Concern about the online safety of young people has heightened during #stayathome. Here's a checklist to help keep them safe, from Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, at Strathcona Girls Grammar.

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Online safety kit for parents and carers during the Coronavirus: from the eSafety Commissioner

The internet means that if you and your family have to stay home, it’s easier than ever to stay connected. But it’s important for everyone to stay safe and mentally healthy. Here’s an invaluable virtual safety kit from the eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant and her team.

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eSafety Commissioner’s 5 Tips for Back-to-School Online Safety

The start of the school year is the perfect time to consider the online safety of your children. Julie Inman Grant, the eSafety Commissioner, offers some practical advice and resources.

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