How to create a strong password
Passwords that are easy to guess are easily hacked. 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 the importance of setting strong online passwords and how to deal with inappropriate online contact.
TikTok for Parents
TikTok is the platform of the moment but while it’s lots of fun, there are issues to be aware of. This resource is designed to help you have a structured conversation with your children about how to interact safely on the TikTok platform, and where to report inappropriate contact.
How to safeguard your child’s privacy
Accounts that are public are easily hacked and make it easier for adults to contact children for exploitation and sending inappropriate content. This resource is designed to help you have a structured conversation with your children about safeguarding your child’s privacy on apps and games, and where to go for help.
Understanding the signs of cyberbullying
Cyberbullying, like any form of bullying is not OK. This resource is designed to help you have a structured conversation with your children about cyberbullying, including how to recognise it and what to do if it occurs.
Balancing time online and healthy screen habits
This guide looks at what recommended time online is vs the reality for Aussie teens. It is designed to help you have a conversation with your children about balancing time online and healthy screen habits in relation to study, health and wellbeing.
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.
Where parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children’s technology use.
Here you can find 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. Provided by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
iParent Resource Centre
The latest downloadable and orderable online safety resources, provided free of charge to Australian residents (for non-profit purposes only) provided by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
We can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues. Provided by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
7 ways to manage web-connected devices in the home
A clear infographic provided by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
Rewrite Your Story
You can’t undo the past, and you can’t change the actions or words of other people, but you can Rewrite Your Story. Rewrite Your Story is about real life stories, advice and support from your friends, professional help and good vibes only. Provided by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
If you need more help or information go to Kids Helpline.
DQ Digital Citizenship Education with Evidence-Based Assessment
If you also have younger children DQ World is designed for ages 8 -12 and teaches 8 digital citizenship skills.
- Internationally Recognized: UNESCO, World Economic Forum, and OECD
- Holistic: High quality, research-backed and comprehensive digital intelligence education
- Easy-to-Use: Flipped learning pedagogy that is learner-directed, with minimal supervision
- Play & Learn: Gameified lessons with stories and activities so any child can self-learn