Parent Support Online

Resources

The Cybersmart government website is now the Office of Children’s eSafety Commissioner website which is valuable resource with sections with information for both parents and children. Parents can download the Cybersafety help button from this website.

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Chatterbox is essentially an online chat program for parents, where they can learn about Cybersafety, pre-submit questions, share stories and advice. Chatterbox can be downloaded and accessed at home or on a mobile device. Each episode starts with a video followed by an audio discussion featuring targeted steps for parents to take action and/or start online safety conversations with their children. New Chatterbox episodes will be released though out the year.

Parental Controls

The internet service provided to schools is a filtered service provided by the Department of Education. The following link provides information for parents about parental controls for your children on your home computers or mobile devices.

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“To help kids maximize the Internet’s benefits — while minimizing the risks — we offer the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe. Which privacy settings should you use? What are the ins and outs of parental controls? Get tips on everything from the basics, such as smart usernames, to the big stuff, such as appropriate sharing.”

Common Sense media is a helpful website for parents and teachers to use when looking for information about keeping children safe online and reviewing apps, websites and movies. It can help you to work out what content is appropriate for children of different ages from kindergarten right through to teenagers.