Keeping Kids Safe in the Digital Age
3 essential steps to protect your kids online
Here are the resources from my talk on Keeping Kids Safe in the Digital Age – 3 essential steps to protect your kids online.
Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner https://www.esafety.gov.au/
Information on the law and sexting: http://lawstuff.org.au
Sexing statistics http://www.covenanteyes.com
Brett Lee https://www.internetsafeeducation.com
Questions to ask your kids if you suspect they are being targeted for grooming:
- what ‘friends’ they’ve made online. Younger kids are much more likely to divulge this information.
- ‘How do you know this person is your age?’ – they’ll usually mention that they look that age in their display photo, run the image through a Google reverse image search. If the image turns up on the social media page of a different person then block the friend and tell your child why.
- ‘What do you and your online friends talk about’ – trust your gut, if any of their answers make you feel uncomfortable, then look into it further
STEP 1 IT Housekeeping
Kaspersky Antivirus: https://kaspersky.com.au
Malwarebytes Antimalware: https://www.malwarebytes.com/
iDrive online backup: https://www.idrive.com
Dashlane password management tool: https://dashlane.com
Domain name registration: http://dunnsmartwebhosting.com/
STEP 2 Social Media Settings
STEP 3 Family Media Plan
Family Media Plan wizard: https://www.healthychildren.org