Tag Archives: Leonie Smith

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 I have been following online for quite a few years, I often share advice from her on to my own social media followers. I love her down to earth advice for parents about mentoring not monitoring our children online. She joins us today from her home in Chicago in the U.S 

See More Here: https://www.raisingdigitalnatives.com/screenwise/

During this podcast I chat with Devorah about how parents can be their child’s mentor rather than monitor. We talk about allowing our children to have a smart phone, what age should children be? We also discuss how to manage screen time especially during this time of Covid19 when the screen maybe the only outlet for your child socially.

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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

Digital Families Podcast with Danielle Einstein Psychologist

Digital Families Podcast with Danielle Einstein Psychologist

My guest today is Danielle Einstein, Dr Danielle Einstein is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in the treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and OCD. Danielle was Head of the Anxiety Clinic at Westmead Hospital from 1996 to 2002, and has run her own private practice since 2003. She has edited a text book on CBT,… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast With Liz Walker From Youth Wellbeing Project

Digital Families Podcast With Liz Walker From Youth Wellbeing Project

My guest today is Liz Walker from the Youth Wellbeing Project. Liz Walker is an accredited sexuality educator, speaker and author, dedicated to culture-shifting initiatives that respond to pornography harms on children & young people. Liz provides schools and community education as Managing Director of Youth Wellbeing Project: educating for tricky conversations. Initiatives include IQ… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit

Digital Families Podcast with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit

My guest today is Rosie Thomas Co-Founder, Co-CEO of Project Rockit. Her work has been recognised by UNICEF among the 12 Digital Champions for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age and was honoured in Washington D.C. with the International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cybersafety. As well as a number of local awards and honours… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Panel

Digital Families Podcast with Panel

Locked In Digital Families Todays podcast we talk about the increase of Cyber Bullying and children being exposed to dangerous media like porn during Covid19. The office of the eSafety commissioner has reported a steep increase in reports of cyber bullying, extortion and image based abuse since lockdown. “The number of people reporting behaviour such… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Collett Smart

Digital Families Podcast with Collett Smart

The Cyber Safety Lady has a Weekly Podcast called “Digital Families” This first interview features Collett Smart who is a family Psychologist, a teacher/lecturer and Author of They’ll Be Okay’ 15 Conversations to Help Your Child Through troubled Times (Hachette) https://collettsmart.com Collett and Leonie discuss the issues around home schooling and technology in the age… Continue Reading

Keeping Kids Safe Online Webinar

Keeping Kids Safe Online Webinar

Parents Only “Keeping Kids Safe Online” Webinar Hosted by Leonie Smith “The Cyber Safety Lady” Keeping Kids Safe Online is a cyber safety webinar exclusively for parents to help them understand their children’s online world and be more aware of the ups and downs of the online world. This webinar is a sample of Leonie’s… Continue Reading