Cybersafety

Best of the Web: Celebrating Fierce Girls, how a film is turning teens off social media, and the damage gossip can do to kids

The ABC's Fierce Girls podcasts made by girls celebrating their heroes, a documentary that's provoking a rethink on social media use, and how to stop mean gossip among young people.

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Bookings now closed for parent webinar with Caroline Ellen on online safety

Due to overwhelming demand, we have reached capacity for Monday's The Parents Website Webinar with Caroline Ellen on online safety. Bookings are now closed.

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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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