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YouTube Kids Parental Controls

YouTube Kids Parental Controls

Edit: 26/02/19 YouTube Kids has had recent reports of suicide material and violent imagery inserted within seemingly innocent children’s cartoons like Peppa Pig. In a recent statement, a representative of YouTube was reported as saying that although they are trying to block such media they rely on parents reporting unsuitable videos that are appearing on… Continue Reading

Parents losing $$$$ When their child spends V-Bucks on Fortnite

Parents losing $$$$ When their child spends V-Bucks on Fortnite

Fortnite…if you haven’t heard about it then you are probably living under a nice sheltered non virtual rock. The media articles about this hugely popular online game that claims over 125 Million players worldwide, usually lean towards the problems that players have extracting themselves from the game. Some parents are almost tearing their hair out… Continue Reading

What To Do When Parents Disagree on Digital Parenting

What To Do When Parents Disagree on Digital Parenting

With screen time awareness and online safety now paramount in most families, setting boundaries and agreements around digital technology use for children for some parents, can be very frustrating. You may have one parent who wants their child to wait until 13years before setting up social media, the other parent is fine with them having… Continue Reading

How To Book The Cyber Safety Lady For A Talk

How To Book The Cyber Safety Lady For A Talk

Leonie Smith is “The Cyber Safety Lady” Book “The Cyber Safety Lady” For Your School, Business or Event Sydney based, Leonie, is one of Australia’s leading Cyber Safety Experts. She is a registered provider with the Australian Governments Office Of The eSafety Commissioner. Her practical “How To” approach to Cyber Safety gives attendees the tools to help solve issues… Continue Reading

Fortnite: Battle Royale The Online Game Taking The Gaming World By Storm!

Fortnite: Battle Royale The Online Game Taking The Gaming World By Storm!

What parents need to know about this extremely popular online game Fortnite: Battle Royal   The Cyber Safety Lady’s Slightly “Clueless Gamer” Style Review Of Fortnite: Battle Royal M or Mature Rated in Australia or “Not Suitable For Under 15 Years” (it is rated 12+ in other countries) I’ve been taking my usual unscientific “hands-up”… Continue Reading

Smart Devices And Gaming Consoles What Parents Need To Know

Smart Devices And Gaming Consoles What Parents Need To Know

  Smart TV’s, Fridges, Children’s Toys, Doorbells, Baby Monitors, gaming consoles and of course the usual computers and phones. So many devices in our homes can now be connected to the internet, but how safe are they, and what do you need to do to secure them? Smart Speakers 2017 was the year of the… Continue Reading

Detroit: Become Human – What Parents Need To Know

Detroit: Become Human – What Parents Need To Know

 A new video game called “Detroit: Become Human” to be released this year for Playstation 4 is causing quite an outrage, as you can see by this article I’ve linked to. This new game contains scenes involving murder and violent abuse of a child. In a movie, those scenes would be disturbing enough, but in… Continue Reading

Snapchat, Musical.ly, and Instagram – 8 Year Old Children on 13+ Apps

Snapchat, Musical.ly, and Instagram – 8 Year Old Children on 13+ Apps

Reflections on 2017 This year I’ve been to Perth, Kangaroo Island, Tasmania, Townsville and Griffith among other exotic locations. It is fascinating to see how each location differs with their approach to online safety and how the community is, or is not… getting involved. I was heartened to see some of the smaller communities I visited like Kangaroo… Continue Reading