🌟 NEW BLOG POST 🌟 I know that technology is going to be a major part of my children’s lives (infact even at 4 years old my son is a whizz with the iPad 🙈) Keeping them safe and teaching my children how to be safe online is something that plays on my mind A LOT. Luckily, I have a husband who does this for a living (teaching schools and parents about e-safety.) So I thought I’d share his recent presentation which I’ve turned into a blog post on how to keep children safe online in the hope you find it equally useful. Link in bio 👆🏻 #esafety#supportingchildren#supportingparents
🤯😫😭 Anyone else freaking out after watching last night’s episode of @acurrentaffair9 ?
We talk to worried parents and teachers all the time about online safety so we came up with these 6 tips for keeping your family safe online.
1. Supervision is important, make sure you can see or at least be close by when your children are on devices.
2. Conversation is key. Let your children know what to do if they see any inappropriate or disturbing content. It’s never too early to start talking about safe and respectful behaviour online.
3. Do not use taking the device as a threat. If children are worried you’ll take their technology from you they will be less likely to speak up if something worrying does happen.
4. Bookmark the good stuff and block the nasty stuff. Use parental controls to improve safety and decrease the chance of inappropriate content.
5. Make friends with the @esafetyoffice website. This website is a goldmine of helpful information for parents and teachers.
6. Come and see us during a parent session in the Life Ed Van - we are in front of kids all day and hear all about what they are up to online. We have lots of ideas about teaching kids how to be safe online so come say hi and we’ll ease your worries.
What’s your biggest concern about kids using technology?
Ask us in the comments below 👇🏼
If you want to start a conversation about online safety with a child or young person, there is information available to help. Visit www.esafety.gov.au #eSafety#onlinesafety
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The Stars Foundation mentors like Kylie Duggan assist young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls like Ekyra to stay safe online and develop a plan to make choices for their future.
For more information, read the story at www.indigenous.gov.au - link in bio.
It’s not just parents who play a role in keeping kids safe online. Carers and educators can also help to Start the Chat about online safety too.
The Stars Foundation share how they help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students understand the risks online. Visit eSafety.gov.au to see the Stars video and download our resources. #Keepourmobsafeonline#eSafety#OnlineSafety
The one thing you can do about keeping kids safe... .
Request a child safety trainer from @wa_child_safety_services (WACSS) to present a protective behaviours workshop at your: .
▪️early learning centre
▪️youth service, or
They work with children, young people, parents, educators, and the professionals to create safer communities.
Books for Young Minds stock the picture books that WACSS recommend, on protective behaviours and cyber safety.
Scroll down to see how far they’ve travelled over the last few months!
Make an enquiry by either visiting their website (link in the WACSS bio), DM their Insta account or PM their FB page.
Together, let’s create safer communities!
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WACSS has had a busy few months travelling over 12300kms to towns in regional WA. We’ve enjoyed facilitating workshops with children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and other professionals in Broome, Esperance, Albany, Narrogin, Northam, Moora, Geraldton, Merriden and Leinster.
Next week we’re off to beautiful Bridgetown.
WACSS is Western Australia’s specialist provider of child safety education and training. We love working with you to create safer communities.
Respectful behaviour—encourage your child to think carefully before they post, text or share & avoid posting things that may upset others. Remind them there is a real person at the other end. Good habits start young . Visit www.esafety.gov.au ( link in bio)
Even though Instagram state in the “story controls” that if you allow people to share your story only YOUR followers will see the post... If you allow people to share your post AND you TAG a follower ...that follower can re-share your story to THEIR story
And everyone who can see THEIR account will then be able to see YOUR story (on their profile)
So if your account is set to “private account” and your follower is set to PUBLIC ...your story will now be available to the public on their profile
AND your username will show at the top of the story indicating that you are the original content provider.
What you can do to increase your privacy:
1. TURN OFF the “allow sharing” option in story controls.
2. Avoid tagging your friends in stories you don’t want shared.
4 days ago
We're excited to be launching our second Raising Resilient Girls event, with Charlotte Robertson from Digital Awareness UK!
Digital Awareness UK is an award winning digital wellbeing agency founded by Charlotte and her sister Emma. Together, they deliver workshops, advice and resources promoting safe and responsible use of technology through real life case studies on cyberbullying, sexting and addiction.
This event is aimed at parents/carers and will offer tips on digital parenting to help you feel confident in the ever evolving and increasingly complex world of online safety.
The event will take place in the Senior School Main Hall. Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start on Monday, 8th July.
Tickets are free but please register in advance by clicking the link in the bio.
We hope to see you there!
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Our youngest generation is the first to grow up in a world of constant connection – for them, the online world is now just as important as the offline world.
Visit www.esafety.gov.au for tools, tips and advice to help you start the chat about online safety. #esafety#onlinesafety