Tag Archives: Internet Safety

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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Smart Devices And Gaming Consoles What Parents Need To Know

Smart Devices And Gaming Consoles What Parents Need To Know

  Smart TV’s, Fridges, Children’s Toys, Doorbells, Baby Monitors, gaming consoles and of course the usual computers and phones. So many devices in our homes can now be connected to the internet, but how safe are they, and what do you need to do to secure them? Smart Speakers 2017 was the year of the… Continue Reading

Kik Messenger And Peer Group Pressure

This post is going to rub some people up the wrong way. I’m going to say something that many parents haven’t considered, or something that they don’t want to consider when making choices about the internet for their child….This post is about caring about other families kids online. If you think this post is too… Continue Reading

Pittwater Business Limited Networking Breakfast Featuring Leonie Smith Social Media and Cyber Safety

Pittwater Business Limited Networking Breakfast Featuring Leonie Smith Social Media and Cyber Safety

I’m honoured to be presenting a talk at the October Pittwater Business Limited Breakfast at Bayview Golf Club on the 17th October 2012. This is a unique talk by Leonie Smith who was featured on 60 Minutes last Sunday for the Charlotte Dawson Interview on Bullying and Trolls on Twitter. Leonie expertise as a social… Continue Reading

Free Cyber Safety Webinar With The Cyber Safety Lady

Free Cyber Safety Webinar With The Cyber Safety Lady

  More than JUST a Cyber Safety Talk   I’m sure by now most of you have seen or attended a Cyber Safety talk to help inform you about what to expect with your children being online. This free webinar being organised by “Working Mums Masterclass” will take you a step further from simply informing… Continue Reading

Should Kids Under 13 Years Old Be Expelled From School For Having A Facebook Account?

Should Kids Under 13 Years Old Be Expelled From School For Having A Facebook Account?

This article (see left) in todays Brisbane Times doesn’t surprise me. I know of another school here in NSW on the Northshore that has a similar suspension policy for Children under 13yrs with Facebook accounts, I’m sure there are probably more. In the Times article it reports that the headmistress Leonie Hultgren from Harlaxton Public… Continue Reading