eSmart

eSmart

 

eSmart is a long-term change program designed to educate, track, monitor and prevent bullying and cyber bullying. eSmart Schools is tailor-made for schools and designed to effect change in that specific environment. https://www.esmart.org.au/for-parents


Guided Access for iOS Devices

Did you know that you can temporarily restrict an iPad, iPhone or iPod to a specific app?  This is called Guided Access mode and is particularly useful in setting tasks for your child without the concern of them detouring onto web-based or non-educational games.  Please note that it is essential that children are always supervised when using technology, even when Guided Access is activated.  To learn how to set up Guided Access on your iOS device visit https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT202612


eSafety Commissioner's iParent

iParent provides guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.


Blogging and posting photos of your child

Blogging about your child or posting photos of him/her can be a nice way to share your child’s special moments. But it is worth thinking about how the photos and information you post will become part of your child’s digital footprint. Find out more in this article from the Australian Parenting website.


8 tips for a healthy digital life

The Australian Psychological Society outlines eight tips for a healthy digital life. Tips include checking social media accounts less often, setting boundaries and connecting with friends offline. Find out more at: http://compassforlife.org.au/ways-to-thrive


Parents' guide to online safety

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has a concise guide for parents that has issue-focussed information and advice for parents of children of all ages. Topics include cyberbullying, social networking, sexting, inappropriate content and online safeguards.

https://esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/resource-centre/brochure-parents-guide-to-online-safety 


Games, apps and social networking

The Australian Government's eSafety Commissioner website contains quick guides to popular social media sites and apps. Find out how to protect your child's privacy setting, age restrictions for social media sites and how to report cyberbullying or abuse.