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.

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

Sexting & Cyber Bullying Reports Are Increasing,  What are we doing wrong?

Sexting & Cyber Bullying Reports Are Increasing, What are we doing wrong?

According to some recent research from The Cyber Bullying Research Center and the eSafety Commissioner, reports of Cyber Bullying and Image Based Abuse is going up by 200%. The Cyber Bullying Research Center in the U.S are suggesting that whatever we have been doing to raise awareness of the harms caused by these issues of… Continue Reading

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner – Helping Aussies Stay Safer Online

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner – Helping Aussies Stay Safer Online

This weeks podcast I chat with eSafety trainer Greg Gebhart from The eSafety Commission. www.eSafety.gov.au Australia’s eSafety Commission is a world leading organisation for education and help for online issues in Australia. The eSafety Commissioner has posted recently that reports of online abuse have escalated during Covid19 by over 300%. Sadly, I’m also getting more… Continue Reading

Our Kids Online Porn, Predators & How To Keep Them Safe The Documentary

Our Kids Online Porn, Predators & How To Keep Them Safe The Documentary

“While researching the pros and cons of handheld devices of our kids, and how to keep them safe online, we stumbled upon the biggest un-had conversation of our time.” – Zareen Sheikh-Cope Our Kids Online: Porn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe is  a must-see documentary for every parent on how to protect our kids from online predators and the fallout from exposure to… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Danielle Einstein Psychologist

Digital Families Podcast with Danielle Einstein Psychologist

My guest today is Danielle Einstein, Dr Danielle Einstein is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in the treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and OCD. Danielle was Head of the Anxiety Clinic at Westmead Hospital from 1996 to 2002, and has run her own private practice since 2003. She has edited a text book on CBT,… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Nan Bosler – Seniors Online

Digital Families Podcast with Nan Bosler – Seniors Online

My guest today is Nan Bosler. Nan Bosler AM is an Australian community activist and advocate for young people, the elderly and people with disabilities. She is an author and most notable internationally, for her involvement with computer clubs and digital skills for older people. Along with many other awards she has received over the… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast With Liz Walker From Youth Wellbeing Project

Digital Families Podcast With Liz Walker From Youth Wellbeing Project

My guest today is Liz Walker from the Youth Wellbeing Project. Liz Walker is an accredited sexuality educator, speaker and author, dedicated to culture-shifting initiatives that respond to pornography harms on children & young people. Liz provides schools and community education as Managing Director of Youth Wellbeing Project: educating for tricky conversations. Initiatives include IQ… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit

Digital Families Podcast with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit

My guest today is Rosie Thomas Co-Founder, Co-CEO of Project Rockit. Her work has been recognised by UNICEF among the 12 Digital Champions for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age and was honoured in Washington D.C. with the International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cybersafety. As well as a number of local awards and honours… Continue Reading