Category Archives: Digital Families Podcast

Digital Families a 30min weekly podcast hosted by Leonie Smith “The Cyber Safety Lady” in conversation with parents, students, children, cyber safety experts, family councillors, child protection experts, wellbeing coaches, psychologists and more about maintaining a healthy and safe environment around digital technology in families.

“Cybertrauma”, Children & Teens Online

“Cybertrauma”, Children & Teens Online

My guest on the Digital Families Podcast today is Catherine Knibbs   Catherine is a Clinical Doctorial Researcher, Consultant, Public Speaker, Author and Child & Adult Trauma Psychotherapist. She writes about and works with “Cybertrauma” which is any trauma that occurs through an internet ready device. Catherine is undoubtably one of the most experienced and… Continue Reading

Kayelene Kerr – eSafeKids – Predators Online – Protection and Empowering Children Online

Kayelene Kerr – eSafeKids – Predators Online – Protection and Empowering Children Online

This weeks Digital Families Podcast with Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids. Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most experienced specialist providers of Body Safety, Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and Pornography education workshops.  Kayelene is passionate about the prevention of child abuse and sexual exploitation, drawing on over 23 years’ experience of… Continue Reading

“Growing Up Shared” with Professor Stacey Steinberg

“Growing Up Shared” with Professor Stacey Steinberg

Professor Stacy Steinberg is a professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Professor Steinberg’s research focuses at the intersection of a parent’s right to share and a child’s right to privacy. She is also a mom and a photographer who has a passion for taking pictures. Professor Steinberg started to wonder how… Continue Reading

Family Safety Online with Martin and Carley McGauran

Family Safety Online with Martin and Carley McGauran

My guests today are Brother and Sister Martin and Carley McGauran, from Inform Empower, eSafety providers based in Melbourne Australia. Marty McGauran is a primary school teacher and educational consultant with over 10 years experience in schools. He is a qualified teacher,  holds a Masters of Education (ICT & Digital Learning) as well as being a… Continue Reading

Brett Lee Former Undercover Cyber Detective – Predators Online & Your Kids

Brett Lee Former Undercover Cyber Detective – Predators Online & Your Kids

My guest this week on Digital Families is Former detective Brett Lee who worked as a Queensland Police Officer for 22 years, 16 of which as a detective in the field of Child Exploitation. Brett has been personally involved with the interview, location, arrest and prosecution of hundreds of online criminals and predators.  In his investigative role, Brett… Continue Reading

Are we in control of technology, or is technology controlling us?

Are we in control of technology, or is technology controlling us?

My guest today on Digital Families is Dr Kristy Goodwin who is a Digital Wellbeing and Productivity Speaker, Author & Researcher.  On todays podcast Kristy and I talk about managing screen time for the whole family. We talk about getting distracted by technology and how it impacts our wellbeing. Younger children are now starting social… Continue Reading

Managing Your Childs Screen-Time with Dr Devorah Heitner PhD

Managing Your Childs Screen-Time with Dr Devorah Heitner PhD

My guest today on Digital Families is Dr Devorah Heitner PhD who is is the author of  the book “Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World” . Dr Heitner has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, and is also the founder of ‘Raising Digital Natives” Devorah Heitner is someone… Continue Reading

Stymie – Helping Kids To Report Cyber Bullying Safely

Stymie – Helping Kids To Report Cyber Bullying Safely

Digital Families Podcast: An eSafety Commissioner recent survey “STATE OF PLAY—YOUTH, KIDS AND DIGITAL DANGERS” reports that only 55% of children report upsetting incidents online to an adult. And the study “Parenting In The Digital Age” also showed details of how aware parents are in regard to their childrens online negative experiences. (See graph below)… Continue Reading