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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 as cyberbullying, image-based abuse and sex-based extortion has more than tripled since coronavirus restrictions took effect, according to the eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant.”

We also discuss the future of technology and schools after Covid19 What influences might the lock down have on technology in education? What worked what didn’t and will parents find it difficult to pull back from being involved in their child’s learning in order to allow schools to do their jobs? How are HSC students coping with this new way of learning and a more uncertain future?

Guests of the podcast today are Collett Smart psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker and internationally published author, Tricia Munn a Cyber Safety expert from Eyes Open Social Media Safety, Jenny Hoey “mum of 3 and Parent Awareness Advocate at Porn Resilient Kids, an initiative of Youth Wellbeing Project” and Caitlin Lamour ICT Integrator at St Catherines School and Caitlin Lamour ICT Integrator Twitter @caitlinlamour at St Catherines School Sydney.

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Digital Families Podcast with Collette Smart

Digital Families Podcast with Collette 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

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

Detroit: Become Human – What Parents Need To Know

Detroit: Become Human – What Parents Need To Know

 A new video game called “Detroit: Become Human” to be released this year for Playstation 4 is causing quite an outrage, as you can see by this article I’ve linked to. This new game contains scenes involving murder and violent abuse of a child. In a movie, those scenes would be disturbing enough, but in… Continue Reading

YouTube Kids App Don’t Leave Your Kids Alone With It!

YouTube Kids App Don’t Leave Your Kids Alone With It!

Trigger Warning: Creepy Clown Image Below: The “YouTube Kids” App was launched two years ago in 2015. I reviewed the app just after it’s launch here in Australia. Google developed the app specifically to be a safer video viewer app for children to use. Note: They do have a disclaimer within their “Parental Guide Page” within… Continue Reading

Is Pinterest Safe For Kids?

Is Pinterest Safe For Kids?

Disclaimer: I’ve been on Pinterest since day 1, but for some reason my entire feed is full of Cats!!! How did this happen?….ummmm. However, I also have a board for Caravans, for Mad Men (the T.V show) 1950’s fashion and Geek Chic collectibles. But weirdly enough the cats reign! (see pic above) Not surprising for this ole… Continue Reading

How To Tell If Your Child Has Deleted Their Browser History?

How To Tell If Your Child Has Deleted Their Browser History?

I was asked this question today during an interview on Radio 2UE. It’s becoming harder and harder to tell if your child is deleting their browser history, to hide their online behaviour from parents. Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer only has history delete in bulk, or by date and time, but the Chrome browser… Continue Reading