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Leonie Smith is a Cyber Safety Educator

Telethon Kids and the Beacon App with Bec Nguyen

Telethon Kids and the Beacon App with Bec Nguyen

My guest today is Bec Nguyen from “Telethon Kids Institute” Project Manager of the “Beacon App” a cyber safety educational app designed to keep parents and carers up to date with trusted, tailored information, to help keep their kids safe online.

Bec Nguyen is a Digital Project Manager with the Health Promotion and Education Research team, overseeing all digital health projects. She is currently project managing CoLab’s Bright Tomorrows App Project and The Beacon App Project.

In todays podcast Bec and I chat about what research Telethon Kids is doing into the effects of technology on our young people and how the Beacon App helps parents keep across technology.

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The Cyber Safety Lady Parent Webinar

The Cyber Safety Lady Parent Webinar

Parent/Carer/teacher adult only webinar for online safety. Due to the enormous response to my posts on Roblox this week I will be holding a Parent Webinar next week on Monday the 25th January 2021 before school goes back to discuss Roblox, and other online games like Among Us and more. Registration is a donation of… Continue Reading

8 Year Olds On Social Media – What Parents Should Know

8 Year Olds On Social Media – What Parents Should Know

The last few weeks as I’ve been holding Cyber Safety Seminars around some Sydney Schools, I’ve been hearing some alarming news from teachers. The increase in the uptake of adult social media apps and the subsequent behaviour on those apps has been an increasing problem. Some teachers believe that around 70% of stage 2 students… 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

I Thought I Was Pretty Cyber Savvy, And We Were Safe…

I Thought I Was Pretty Cyber Savvy, And We Were Safe…

This is THE most common phrase that I hear after I’m contacted by a parent when something has gone wrong for their child online. The second most common phrase is, “I’m really clueless about all of this, I wish I knew more”. The reason these parents are contacting me and saying one of those two… Continue Reading

Protecting Your Family Photos Online

Protecting Your Family Photos Online

This week I appeared on the Channel 10 TV Morning Show Studio 10 to discuss with the panel a recent story that was doing the rounds on media about a pair of Dutch Cyber Safety Vigilanties who had created a website called Koppie Koppie, where they are advertising coffee mugs for sale with stolen photos of… Continue Reading

Cyber Safety Education Is The Key For Keeping Students Safe Online

Cyber Safety Education Is The Key For Keeping Students Safe Online

Recently, I was interviewed for Education Matters Magazine about raising cyber safety awareness in school communities. Click on this Link To read the whole article: I’m convinced that Cyber Safety is a whole community responsibility, not just the schools, or the Governments, or parents or the users! It’s simply not good enough to sit smugly… Continue Reading

Parents, You Think It’s Bad Now? Wait Till Your Child Wants A Wearable….

I just bought my first wearable…..Don’t know what a wearable is? Crawl out from under that rock, and welcome to your future. Wearables are digital internet connected devices that you wear…nope not talking about your iPod or mobile phone worn on your arm in a holder…but digital communication smart devices that are either embedded into clothing,… Continue Reading