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family zone for online safey

The Modern Parent teams with Family Zone to keep kids safe online

As someone who is constantly talking to parents about the digital world and the challenges they face raising children today, I know that they often feel helpless and overwhelmed. Finding the balance between protecting our kids, whilst still giving them the skills to face this world independently, is certainly no mean feat. But essentially much […]

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internet contract for kids, tweens

Internet contract for kids, tweens and teens

Having an internet contract is just one way of opening up the conversation about making good decisions online. I have done these again after many requests from families to have something tangible to help them put in place some rules and boundaries that help kids build on the skills and thinking they will need as […]

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online behaviour

Be Safe. Be Smart. Behave: being better online

Privacy settings and passwords. Predators, trolls and cyberbulling. Scams and viruses. What goes online stays online. These are just some of the things we have been teaching when it comes to cyber safety and digital citizenship. And they’re really important things to teach too. These are the things that help keep our kids safe in […]

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safe search engines for kids

5 kid safe search engines to keep them safer online

Why the need for kid safe search engines? The reflex human reaction to an enquiry or quest for answers almost always begins with a ‘google’ search.  And one would like to think the internet of all things is carefully curated content that only serves up developmentally and age appropriate responses to these innocent topic searches. […]

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digital parenting

Digital Parenting needs to be proactive not reactive to keep kids safe & smart online

“Prevention is better than the cure”. An important philosophy that highlights the need to be proactive with many aspects of our lives. When it comes to cyber safety and digital parenting, it is a philosophy we certainly need to be espousing and working hard to ensure becomes the norm in both our teaching and our […]

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cyber safety

The very best advice for parenting in a digital world

I have written, presented and spoken about so many aspects of parenting, and in particular, parenting in this relatively new digital world. I love getting out to talk to parents and help them tackle the challenges they face as parents as well as those encountered by their children. By researching daily, by talking to kids […]

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technology and parenting

Technology is a great servant, but a bad master: help kids take control

Technology is a great servant, but a bad master. This take on Francis Bacons quote “Money is a great servant but a bad master” could also be replaced with the words the internet, social media, device, smart phone or any number of those things in life that we love and yet hate. Those things we […]

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videos for cyber safety

Videos to help teach our kids to be safe and smart online

Having open honest discussions with your kids is one of the best ways to help keep them safe and responsible online and to help them talk about the challenges they may face spending time online. Sometimes it’s hard to bring up topics without sounding all ‘lecture-y’ and it isn’t long before the eyes start to […]

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e-smart digital licence

A digital Licence for Safe, Smart Kids

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation recently launched their new initiative to help Australian primary school kids become safe, smart, responsible digital citizens, with the introduction of their  e-smart digital licence.  This is a fantastic step forward for our kids in Grade 6 who are already well immersed in a world lived largely online. Technology and portable […]

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