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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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ABC Newcastle Interview With Caron Duncan On Apps On Mobile Devices

ABC Newcastle Interview With Caron Duncan On Apps On Mobile Devices

Listen below to Leonie speaking with Carol Duncan on ABC Newcastle September 2013. Apps on mobile devices / smartphones -Gen X parents need to get up to speed. By @_leoniegsmith ow.ly/jZ2BE — ABC Upper Hunter (@ABCUpperHunter) September 19, 2013   Continue Reading

How Effective Is Parental Supervision Online?

How Can Parents Supervise Kids To Keep Them Safe From Harm? There is a belief by some parents that they can allow their underage child access to adult and teen social media and messaging apps, as long as they supervise their child’s accounts and have educational talks with them. Many mobile apps used on iPods… Continue Reading

Cyber Safety, There Is No Need To Spy On Your Kids!

Cyber Safety, There Is No Need To Spy On Your Kids!

  Spying on your children online should only be a LAST RESORT! Only to be done if you know your child is in danger, or you suspect they are hiding something that could potentially harm them. Monitoring Programs: As a Cyber Safety Advocate, I’m introduced to an increasing number of apps and monitoring programs that… Continue Reading

School Cyber Safety, Who’s Responsibility Is It?

School Cyber Safety, Who’s Responsibility Is It?

Not mentioning any names….but I had a conversation last week with a school teacher who informed me that the material kids bring to school on their laptops is the responsibility of the parents….eh??? In my day…(sounding ancient), if a child brought a comic, or a playboy mag to school, the school had to deal with… Continue Reading

New Video For Parents Concerned About Stopping Cyber Bullying!

New Video For Parents Concerned About Stopping Cyber Bullying!

This is a fantastic video with some great advice on internet safety for parents to watch, there is a LOT of information in this video. But it’s a great idea and very well made, and I’d love to see a cut down version done as an advertisement for T.V if it hasn’t allready been done.… Continue Reading