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

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

Kaylene Kerr eSafeKids

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 study and law enforcement, investigating sexual crimes, including technology facilitated crimes. Kayelene delivers engaging and sought after prevention education workshops to educate, equip and empower children and young people, and to help support parents, carers, educators and other professionals. Kayelene believes protecting children from harm is a shared responsibility and she aims to inspire the trusted adults in children’s lives to tackle sometimes challenging topics. 

In todays Digital Families podcast Kayelene and I discuss “Online Child Abuse” How can we tackle this insidious and horrific crime as a community.

“Self produced child abuse” is an overwhelming problem for law enforcement which has escalated during Covid19, with more and more children being blackmailed or co-erced to share child abuse material to paedophiles through online channels.

What can we, as parents do to protect our children whilst they are online, as well as to help empower our children to protect themselves from online harm?

Find out more about Kayelene Here: https://www.esafekids.com.au

Kayelene’s YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHWmjg_v53YaDt6U0Mik8EQ

Kayelenes Facebook Page Here: https://www.facebook.com/eSafeKids/

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Someone Should Have Told Me

Someone Should Have Told Me

Book review of “Someone Should Have Told Me”, a book for parents to read and discuss with their young children, about being exposed to scary, weird stuff online by Holly-ann Martin from Safe 4 Kids. Often when I’m giving a presentation on Cyber Safety, I will recommend West Australian Child Protection Advocate Holly-ann Martin from… Continue Reading

70 Schools Targeted In International Porn Ring

70 Schools Targeted In International Porn Ring

  As I get ready to head off to speak at another parent Cyber Safety education evening tonight, the news about a forum hosting nude photos of underage girls from over 70 Australian schools has been revealed. No doubt there will be questions tonight from the parents about this horrific story. Cyber safety educators, parents, police… Continue Reading

What To Do About Sexting And Teens?

What To Do About Sexting And Teens?

A Recent study by Plan International shows an alarming amount of teenage girls are being pressured into sending nude photos or “Sexting”. Almost all surveyed thought it was unacceptable to be asked to send sexting photos, but many of the girls surveyed felt very uncomfortable reporting such solicitations. The survey also showed that many girls were receiving… Continue Reading

How To Hide Your Facebook Friends List From Scammers

How To Hide Your Facebook Friends List From Scammers

My No1 tip for safety on Facebook from scammers or not so nice “Friends” is to hide your Facebook Friend List. Updated 2019 Why Hide Your Friends List? If your Facebook friends list is public (able to be seen by anyone) you will be more of a target for scammers, and so will your Facebook… Continue Reading

Parents Need To Watch Out For Apple’s Game Centre

Parents Need To Watch Out For Apple’s Game Centre

Apple’s default “Game Centre” app has been around since 2010. It’s a sort of social media gaming app, where your child can link up with other game players also using Apple devices and be part of leader boards, check achievements and scores and connect to play games online together like Clash Of Clans, Minecraft and more.… Continue Reading

Cyber Stalkers – Strangers Targeting Kids Online

Cyber Stalkers – Strangers Targeting Kids Online

I appeared with psychologist Victoria Kasunic on Channel 9’s “Mornings” To discuss the latest new on Google maps sharing our locations and the story that a mother reported that her son was contacted by a terrorist from I.S. The Google maps issue came to light when a few folks put in their name or Twitter… Continue Reading