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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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The “Ten-Ager” with Author Madonna King – Digital Family Podcast

The “Ten-Ager” with Author Madonna King – Digital Family Podcast

Madonna King is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having won awards for her ABC Mornings current affairs program. She writes across Fairfax, Crikey and The New Daily, and is the author of ten books, including the bestselling Being 14 (ABIA shortlisted for non-fiction book of the year), Fathers and Daughters and now Ten-ager. Madonna… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast With Martine Oglethorpe

Digital Families Podcast With Martine Oglethorpe

My guest today is Martine Oglethorpe from The Modern Parent. Martine is a mother to five boys with a background in secondary education and a Masters in Counselling. Through her personal and professional work with families raising children, she recognises the important role technology plays in the lives of young people today and thus the… 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

Age Classification Confusion For Parents For Video Games And Apps

Age Classification Confusion For Parents For Video Games And Apps

This years survey from Interactive Games & Entertainment Association – IGEA which included a study of parental awareness of game classifications, showed that many Australian Parents are not really using Video Game and App Classifications to make decisions before purchasing or downloading games for their children. Some of those surveyed were also quite confused by the ratings,… 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

How Families Can Balance Screen Time

Family Time Without Screens There is no real set recommended time limits for length of screen time for children. Some studies have shown that children under two shouldn’t have any screen time, and some other studies have recommended only 2 hours a day for younger children. But with screens infiltrating our houses beyond T.V it is… Continue Reading

Digital Parenting And Setting Boundaries

At every Digital Parenting or Cyber Safety talk I present there is always at least one parent who asks me how they can get their child “off” Kik Messenger. This question is usually asked after they have heard from myself, the teachers and the police, during the talk, that Kik Messenger is far too dangerous for kids to use. The… Continue Reading