Category Archives: Cyber Safety Education

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Parents Cyber Safety Education Vital For Children’s Online Safety

Parents Cyber Safety Education Vital For Children’s Online Safety

  Telstra’s latest Cyber Safety report for July 2014, shows clearly that parents are still largely unaware of what their children are doing online, and are urgently in need cyber safety education in order to keep on top of their children’s digital online use.     Quote from the study –  “Generation gap US research… Continue Reading

Digital Parenting And Setting Boundaries

At every Digital Parenting or Cyber Safety talk I present there is always at least one parent who asks me how they can get their child “off” Kik Messenger. This question is usually asked after they have heard from myself, the teachers and the police, during the talk, that Kik Messenger is far too dangerous for kids to use. The… Continue Reading

Preparing For BYOD In Australian Schools 2014

Preparing For BYOD In Australian Schools 2014

  With the end of the year 9 government laptop program last year, Australian high schools are having to implement new computer programs this year, to provide students with portable computers. Most schools are opting for a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme, where students are expected to buy their own computer to bring to… Continue Reading

Free Cyber Safety Talks On Sydney’s Northern Beaches!

Free Cyber Safety Talks On Sydney’s Northern Beaches!

  Leonie Smith And The Northern Beaches Local Area Command Teachers: How would you like to have LESS issues around cyber bullying and cyber safety to deal with in 2014? Parent supervision and lack of cyber safety education is one of the weakest links in keeping your students safe online. With many BYOD programs starting… Continue Reading

What Parents Need To Know About BYOD For Australian School Students In 2014

What Parents Need To Know About BYOD For Australian School Students In 2014

Update: November 6th 2014. After nearly a year of speaking in schools around Australia and working with parents and teachers on various issues, it is very clear that the next few years is going to present a huge problem for many schools who implement a BYOD program without a compulsory education program for parents. The… Continue Reading

New Study Shows Parents Are Just As Clueless As Ever About What Their Kids Are Doing Online!

  A new study from McAfee Titled “2013 Digital Deception: Exploring the Online Disconnect Between Parents and Kids” has just been released this June 2013. The findings are alarming to say the least: If you are a parent, educator, in law enforcement or a cyber safety expert, this research certainly gives us all something to think… Continue Reading

Start Your Kids Early On Social Media and Chat Apps!…Really?

Start Your Kids Early On Social Media and Chat Apps!…Really?

  You Can Do it….But Only Under Our Roof! There’s a parenting style that some parents have advocated, probably since the cave man days, that it is better to supervise their underage child’s use of adult pursuits whether it’s alcohol/sex/smoking or even illegal drugs than to ban it completely as it will only push it… Continue Reading

Leonie Smith Chosen As An Ambassador For National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013

Leonie Smith Chosen As An Ambassador For National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013

Leonie Smith is one of four chosen to be an Ambassador for the 2013 Stay Smart Online Governments National Cyber Security Awareness Week Leonie Smith was chosen as one of four Ambassadors for the Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online Campaign. Ambassadors spent the week and ongoing helping spread awareness of staying safe and staying smart… Continue Reading