Category Archives: Digital Parenting

Being a parent in the digital age

Smart Toys & Speakers. Privacy risk or great Christmas Gift idea?

Smart Toys & Speakers. Privacy risk or great Christmas Gift idea?

Samantha Floreani A Privacy & Technology Specialist from Salinger Privacy

On this weeks “Digital Families” Podcast with Leonie Smith.

How Safe Are They? Smart Watches, Talking Internet Connected Dolls, Mobile Devices and Smart Speakers?

With Christmas almost upon us, and the last days of shopping for presents looming, many parents and grandparents may be considering a tech toy for the little one for Christmas this year. It could be an internet connected doll or “Robot” a smart speaker, or even a smart TV?

It could be an iPad or other tablet, a phone or a computer of some sort. 

Fitbits and smart watches are also a very popular choice for presents. But how do we choose a safe digital toy for our children, what do we need to consider with safety and in particular what about privacy? We know that Tech companies use our data to market to us, this includes where we live, how old we are, location data showing the trips we take each day, and generally where we go online. But children are supposed to be exempt from that data scraping aren’t they?  Also how secure are these devices from hackers, spies and overreaching marketing?

To help answer some of this questions I’ve invited Samantha Floreani A Privacy & Technology Specialist from Salinger Privacy

Link to the Mozilla article mentioned in the podcast https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/

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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

Kids Messaging App Safety Tips

Kids Messaging App Safety Tips

The biggest danger with messaging apps for younger children is unsupervised conversations, bullying, video privacy safety, sharing adult content, sexting and risk of contact by strangers. With children using devices more and more to connect during this pandemic, it is essential that parents understand how to encourage their children to use messaging apps with safety.… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Kim Maslin

Digital Families Podcast with Kim Maslin

Kim Maslin is a passionate educator and author currently living in Esperance, Western Australia. Her background is in ICT, and has taught learners aged 5 to 85-year-olds how to use digital technologies. She has worked as a specialist Science & Technologies teacher. Kim also runs her own Digital Technologies Education Business, providing digital marketing workshops… Continue Reading

Digital Families Vod/Podcast with Jordan Foster from ySafe

Digital Families Vod/Podcast with Jordan Foster from ySafe

Jordan Forster is a Clinical Psychologist from Perth Australia and the founder of ySafe, a now nationally-adopted household name in the field of cyber safety. Jordan has extensive clinical expertise in working with children and adolescents managing problematic technology use, including cyber bullying, image-based abuse and compulsive gaming. During this chat we talk about what… Continue Reading

Digital Families In The Age Of Corona Virus Webinar

Digital Families In The Age Of Corona Virus Webinar

Parents Only Cyber Safety Webinar This Webinar Was Live On 7th April There is now a recording available. Register below $10 via Paypal for access to all past recordings of previous webinars. After payment through Paypal you will be automatically redirected back to this website to a page with the recordings. Tuesday night 8pm sharp… Continue Reading

Protect Your Children These Holidays. 

Protect Your Children These Holidays. 

Parents ultimate HOW-TO guide for online privacy and safety settings. Find out where the safety and parental controls are on all the apps and online platforms your family uses. This easy STEP-BY-STEP guide features privacy settings and safety settings for both mobile and P.C. Easy instructions to set up filters to protect your child from adult… Continue Reading

Personalised Cyber Safety Help For Families and Business

Personalised Cyber Safety Help For Families and Business

Personal Cyber Safety Help For Parents or Carers Anywhere at your convenience via Skype or FaceTime Leonie offers a personal consultancy for parents/carers who need help managing their children’s devices. ( please note Leonie does not coach children) Parental controls on mobile devices and computers to restrict your child’s access to dangerous apps and content.… Continue Reading