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

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