First Phone Readiness Quiz
Our First Phone Readiness Quiz can help you decide whether your child might be ready for their own smartphone, and what are the things to look out for after they get their first device.
First Phone Readiness
While there is a lot of advice around the “best age” to get a smartphone, you are best placed to assess your child’s readiness based on their level of maturity and critical thinking capability.
Passphrases, passwords and MFA for your child
As a parent, you want your child to enjoy technology safely. Hackers can steal your identity, pretend to be you and send private images/messages and hurtful content. This resource is designed to help you have a structured conversation with your children about building strong digital defence moves.
Safeguard your child’s privacy on popular apps and games
If your child has a social media account or is on a gaming platform, help them to stay safe by setting profiles to private and limiting the information they share online.
Blocking unwanted contact for your child
Help protect your child by talking to them about blocking unwanted contact with the help of privacy settings, reporting options and more.
Balancing time online
Achieving digital balance is good for mental and physical health, so get to know the signs that your child needs a break and talk regularly about how tech can set them up for healthy screen habits.
Cyberbullying: What to say when things go wrong online
Young people don’t always share when they are experiencing cyberbullying so it’s important to have open and engaging conversations about it.
Recognising hackers, scammers and fake friends
You can help young people avoid veering into the path of cyber criminals by showing them some simple digital defence moves.
Stay ahead of scams through family discussions
We need to prepare our children for the unavoidable exposure to scams, as cybercriminals become more sophisticated and better disguised.
Optus is for Families
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Digital Thumbprint Parent Nights
Optus Digital Thumbprint for parents and caregivers is a free seminar about the challenges of the digital world that young people face – and how to deal with them.
Additional help and support
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If your child needs to talk to someone about their feelings or worries, they can contact: