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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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A Girls & Boys Guide To Puberty Digital Families Podcast with Michelle Mitchell

A Girls & Boys Guide To Puberty Digital Families Podcast with Michelle Mitchell

My guest today is someone I’ve had on Digital Families twice before. Michelle has such an amazing insight into parenting, that I’m constantly recommending her to parents who need good straight talking advice about their children’s issues.  Michelle Mitchell an author, speaker and advocate for families and parenting teenagers. She is the author of 2… Continue Reading

Snapchat, Musical.ly, and Instagram – 8 Year Old Children on 13+ Apps

Snapchat, Musical.ly, and Instagram – 8 Year Old Children on 13+ Apps

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Start Your Kids Early On Social Media and Chat Apps!…Really?

Start Your Kids Early On Social Media and Chat Apps!…Really?

  You Can Do it….But Only Under Our Roof! There’s a parenting style that some parents have advocated, probably since the cave man days, that it is better to supervise their underage child’s use of adult pursuits whether it’s alcohol/sex/smoking or even illegal drugs than to ban it completely as it will only push it… Continue Reading

Alive 90.5FM Social Media Use, The Gaffs, The Mistakes – What To Watch Out For 2012

  September 2012:   Alive 90.5FM  I was recently interviewed by Amanda Rose on her radio show. On Alive 90.5FM About business and social media use. The Gaffs, the Mistakes and what to watch out for! We also talked about Trolls on social media and how to respond to those and other negative comments Click… Continue Reading

How To Report and Block Content And Cyber Bully’s on Facebook!

How To Report and Block Content And Cyber Bully’s on Facebook!

When you really start investigating Facebook’s interface, there are places throughout it for blocking and reporting content. And after a close look it starts to be obvious where Facebook places these tools. This post will help you to find the blocking and reporting and unsubscribing tools, and also explain why and how to use them.… Continue Reading