We recently came across this video series, called Chatterbox from the Cybersmart people at ACMA. They provide a great and informal perspective on some...
Useful Information For Parents
Cybersmart has been developed by ACMA (The Australian Communications and Media Authority) and is part of the Australian Government’s Cybersafety Program. It has activities, resources and practival advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents in the online environment.
Telstra has produced some information to assist people of all ages navigate the online world safely.
The Modern Parent
The Modern Parent is a blog that offers great articles and resources to parents on surviving and thriving in the modern world of parenting surrounded by technology.
Netsafe promotes cybersafety by educating and supporting individuals, organisations, and industry, on a range of cybersafety issues.
Netbasics, from New Zealand, has been designed to act as a guide through the issues and risks we all face everytime we go online. Netbasics have identified some of the more important issues that home users commonly face and have created an animated story to demonstrate each aspect.
In My Day
In My Day: A Parent's guide to cybersafety. The internet and mobile phones are now a normal part of life. Young people are accessing the internet at earlier ages than ever before. The internet offers education, entertainment and creative opportunities for young people. "In My Day" will help you understand the new environment and what young people do there.
askaboutgames.com has been developed by PEGI (UK based) and is intended to try and answer any questions parents and players may have about age ratings on video games but also details some advice on how to play games responsibly.
getgamesmart.com is a US Site with some fantastic tools and resources to help keep parents and children informed about playing games safely and appropriately.
thinkuknow.co.uk has been developed by the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) in Europe to provide information on websites, mobile phones and new technology. Australia has also developed their own site thanks to the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft and ninemsn. Visit thinkuknow.org.au to see the latest information.
www.opencolleges.edu.au The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it’s also extremely dangerous if you aren’t aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Everyone should know how to be safe when surfing the web, but internet safety tips and tricks are spread out all over the web without a go-to resource.
Webwise kids has been designed to provide tools to help parents have positive and productive conversations with their children about internet safety.