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“FROM HIGH SCHOOL FAILURE TO AWARD WINNING AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR” Digital Families Podcast

“FROM HIGH SCHOOL FAILURE TO AWARD WINNING AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR” Digital Families Podcast

Josh Langley was told he would amount to nothing in life, having failed high school (twice) and being unemployed for several years, but that didn’t stop Josh from becoming a multi award-winning radio copywriter and award-winning children’s author.  Now his ground-breaking children’s books, programs and school talks on self-acceptance, resilience, understanding emotions and kindness, are helping thousands of kids make friends with themselves. 

In this latest episode of the Digital Families Podcast I talk with Author and public speaker Josh Langley about how digital technology can both hinder and help with children’s development. Josh also talks about his love of books and how to get children away from the screens and back to books.

Josh is a popular speaker at schools where he helps all children feel like they have a place in this world. He talks to them about “Being You is Enough” a book he wrote to his 8 year old self. It’s message of self-acceptance and love resonated with kids and parents around the world.  He went on to publish 9 books and in 2018 won the Australian Book Industry Awards Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of Year, for his second children’s book It’s Ok to Feel the Way You Do (Big Sky Publishing 2017).

With social media impacting the well being of children as young as 8 years old, effecting their self image and contributing to feelings of anxiety and feeling “not enough” Josh and I got into the “weeds” of how to counteract many of the messages that children are getting today.

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“Among Us” Game New Restrictions For Safety

“Among Us” Game New Restrictions For Safety

“Among Us” 9yrs+ the popular Cludo like online murder game has been having some issues for younger players with chat on the public games it hosts. The chat has been littered with abuse and sexual harassment. The “iinersloth” the developers of Among Us have recently introduced a new chat filter called “Quick Chat Only” to limit… Continue Reading

Kayelene Kerr – eSafeKids – Predators Online – Protection and Empowering Children Online

Kayelene Kerr – eSafeKids – Predators Online – Protection and Empowering Children Online

This weeks Digital Families Podcast with Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids. Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most experienced specialist providers of Body Safety, Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and Pornography education workshops.  Kayelene is passionate about the prevention of child abuse and sexual exploitation, drawing on over 23 years’ experience of… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Small Business Cyber Security Expert Jacqui Loustau

Digital Families Podcast with Small Business Cyber Security Expert Jacqui Loustau

Welcome to The Digital Families Podcast, this week with Cyber Security expert Jacqui Loustau from Cynch https://cynch.com.au a Small Business Cyber Security fitness company. This week Jacqui Loustau and myself discuss online security for home and working from home small buisness, during the age of Covid19. Jacqui makes cyber security sound like a very exiting… Continue Reading

Kids Messaging App Safety Tips – Discord Review

Kids Messaging App Safety Tips – Discord Review

The biggest danger with messaging apps for younger children is unsupervised conversations, bullying, video privacy safety, sharing adult content, sexting and risk of contact by strangers. With children using devices more and more to connect during this pandemic, it is essential that parents understand how to encourage their children to use messaging apps with safety.… Continue Reading

8 Year Olds On Social Media – What Parents Should Know

8 Year Olds On Social Media – What Parents Should Know

The last few weeks as I’ve been holding Cyber Safety Seminars around some Sydney Schools, I’ve been hearing some alarming news from teachers. The increase in the uptake of adult social media apps and the subsequent behaviour on those apps has been an increasing problem. Some teachers believe that around 70% of stage 2 students… Continue Reading

Parents losing $$$$ When their child spends V-Bucks on Fortnite

Parents losing $$$$ When their child spends V-Bucks on Fortnite

Fortnite…if you haven’t heard about it then you are probably living under a nice sheltered non virtual rock. The media articles about this hugely popular online game that claims over 125 Million players worldwide, usually lean towards the problems that players have extracting themselves from the game. Some parents are almost tearing their hair out… 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

Is Roblox Safe For Kids?

Is Roblox Safe For Kids?

What Is Roblox? Roblox is a very popular online multi player game similar in appearance to Minecraft. Roblox was launched in 2006 and now has over 30 Million active users. Roblox is primarily an online platform that hosts user/player made online games. Players can choose which games they want to play and create their own.… Continue Reading