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...

Online Reputation Management begins at home

Online Reputation Management begins at home

Jul 30, 2014

Recently our Ambassador, Stephanie Brantz contributed a piece to Mouths of Mums about online reputation management.  Stephanie reminds us how important it is to teach our kids that their reputation online is as important as their reputation offline.  You can read the article here. Share...

Telstra Report – Addressing the Cyber Safety Challenge. From risk to resilience

Telstra Report – Addressing the Cyber Safety Challenge.  From risk to resilience

Jul 17, 2014

Given the fact that almost 90% of Australians use the internet and more than three-quarters of Australians use it more than once per day, Telstra have commissioned a report to explore the unique behaviours that face children, young people, adults, seniors and parents in their online engagements. The reports is titled; Addressing the Cyber Safety Challenge...

Australian Federal Police team up with Disney to promote online safety to Australian children

Australian Federal Police team up with Disney to promote online safety to Australian children

Jun 10, 2014

Today we received the media release below from the Minister for Justice, The Hon. Michael Keenan MP.  It is great to see that one of our Members, Disney via Club Penguin has partnered with the AFP to create a new online safety program for primary schools. Club Penguin has also made the program widely available to classrooms as a free digital multi-touch book...