Children and Media – top tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Children and Media – top tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Nov 19, 2015

We recently came across this article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics to assist parents teach their kids digital citizenship.  You can read the article here:     Share...

Tips for healthy game play

Tips for healthy game play

Sep 4, 2015

Recently, the Australian Council on Children and the Media worked with Professor Leon Straker and Dr Wayne Warburton to pull together a  great fact sheet offering 10 tips for healthy game play.  You can download the fact sheet directly from their website and check out some of the other parent guides they offer. Share...

Educators say let the children play

Educators say let the children play

Dec 1, 2014

As reported over at smh.com.au, although most homes have video games there’s been a lot of resistance to them entering the classroom, but that’s changing as teachers recognise the educational benefits of games. Some schools in Victoria have been involved in recent trials and research to advance evidence and understanding of how video games-based...

Let the kids play!

Let the kids play!

Nov 10, 2014

Over at www.smh.com.au today, Amy McNeilage suggests that pulling children away from their consoles can be exhausting – and it’s probably counterproductive. Parents are in fact being encouraged not to disregard the benefits of video games, with a growing recognition among educators they can be powerful learning tools for fostering creativity and...

Kids and online games

Kids and online games

Oct 24, 2014

Martine Oglethorpe, aka The Modern Parent has written an article for Mouths of Mums about kids and online games.  Martine offers some great tips and advice to help parents set up boundaries and implement helpful strategies when dealing with some of the challenging online behaviour, especially when it crosses into the offline world.  Check out the article...

#GameOn: new Cybersmart short film launches nationally: Cybersmart

#GameOn: new Cybersmart short film launches nationally: Cybersmart

Oct 17, 2014

Yesterday the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart program premiered its new cybersafety videos, #GameOn, simultaneously across classrooms Australia-wide. It is the first coordinated virtual launch for school students via state education departments’ ‘virtual classroom’ platforms and the Cybersmart website. #GameOn is a series five...