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Chatterbox

Chatterbox series

The informal and interactive nature of Chatterbox provides parents a fresh, new and jargon-free perspective on cybersafety issues. The Chatterbox conversations by Cybersmart can be accessed at home, on a mobile device or on-the-go. Parents are encouraged to submit questions and share stories on our Facebook page.

Episode 9 - Cyberbullying

As a parent, finding out your child is being cyberbullied can be quite upsetting. Figuring out what to do and how to help your child can be daunting with the mountains of information available online.

To help you, we have narrowed the info down to the FOUR main things every parent needs to know about cyberbullying. A simple, straightforward starting point just for you.

Please join the forum and share your story, or send us a private message if you have any sensitive questions.

Thanks for tuning in!

Episode 8 - Blurred lines

Our Cybersmart experts discuss the complexities of parenting and schooling in the digital age.

We are frequently asked by parents and teachers alike about who has ultimate responsibility of a child's cyber safety education?

As there are no right or wrong answers to this question, in this episode we have taken the time chat about the blurred lines between parenting, teaching, protecting and communicating with your children in the digital age.

Episode 7 - Parental Controls

In this Chatterbox episode we talk about parental control tools, their benefits, their limits and how they can help you manage your children’s online time.

Apart from parental supervision and open communication, how do you manage your child’s time and the content they see online? Do parental control tools work for your family?

Episode 6 - Digital Rights vs. Digital Wrongs

Do you feel you have the tools and knowledge to help your kids deal with ethical situations they may encounter online?

Young people are still developing their self-regulation skills and as adults, we are best-placed to guide them in making the right decisions both online and offline.

Do you think parenting online is any different to parenting offline?

Episode 5 - Screentime and Downtime

Between smartphones, tablets and laptops, kids are consuming many hours of screen time a day.

Unless a good balance of time offline and online is maintained, it can start to feel quite excessive or even compulsive, and interfere with their physical, mental and social health.

This episode of Chatterbox explores time online – how much is too much?

Episode 4 - The Internet's Underbelly

The digital world has made pornography accessible, anonymous and affordable for all. For adults – this isn’t generally an issue, but for young people it can be damaging and disturbing.

For some children, exposure to online pornography occurs before any formal education on the topic, and the portrayals fail to demonstrate the elements of a healthy sexual relationship, like love and respect.

This episode of Chatterbox focuses on accessing age-inappropriate content and unwanted contact.

Episode 3 - Trolling, Tagging and Bagging

Online commmunication through picture posting, status updates, texting and instant messaging is an integral part of life, with many benefits for self expression.

However, young people need to be aware of the rules and etiquette principles that apply to digital interactions.

Episode three explores the potential for harm that can sometimes occur when social media is misused.

Young Kids

A space for you to play games, watch videos and have fun!

Kids

Draw pictures, watch videos and learn about staying safe online.

Teens

Learn how to deal with issues and take control of your digital world.