Parenting in a Digital Age

It is now a part of parenting to ensure that your child is safe in both the physical and online world. Education and communication are the keys to helping your child. You don’t need to be a computer expert but there are things you need to know so where to start?

A Parent’s Guide to Online Safety

cybersmartCybersmart is a an education program from the Australian Communications and Media Authority. It has information and resources for children, young people, parents and teachers. The Parent’s Guide to Online Safety is a series of short videos each covering a key cyber-safety issue.

Cybersmart says: [Each video] offers a snapshot of the topic, with an example of how this might affect a child or teenager, and provides some simple tips on how to protect and educate your child. Each issue is explained in plain language and runs for less than two minutes.

You’ll also find a knowledge quiz, other useful resources and you can subscribe to the Cybersmart website’s newletter.

Common Sense Media

Another site worth visiting is Common Sense Media. They are a family-friendly independent site “dedicated to providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice [families] need to thrive in a world of media and technology. They have some great tips and regularly review games and movies as well. Here is a link to their Parents’ Guide to Kids and Cell Phones.

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