CYBER SAFETY&
DIGITAL WELLNESS RESOURCES

A new cyber safety smartphone app for parents called “Beacon” has been launched by Telethon Kids Institute and Bankwest. 

Beacon provides the most trusted and up-to-date information that you and your family will need to navigate the ever-changing online world, ensuring your children are safe online.

eSafeKids Founder Kayelene Kerr is proud to be one of the Telethon Kids Institute’s trusted Expert Cyber Educators and is a member of their Educators Reference Group.

 
 
 
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Parental Control Tools

Parental control tools can assist to monitor, restrict, limit and filter what children and young people do and see online. There are many tools available and they all offer different functions. Parental control tools can be used to assist, not replace, ongoing participation, supervision, education and conversation.

 

The below list of free and paid parental control tools and services is by no means an exhaustive list but could be used as a starting place to research what will best suit your individual and family needs. Free parental controls can also be found on devices and on websites. 

eSafeKids Kayelene Kerr Family Zone Cyber Expert

Family Zone is one of the world's leading tools for parents to manage their child's devices. It allows you to manage screen time, block adult content, limit social media, limit gaming, track devices, manage in-app purchase and set bed and study times.

To support parents and carers eSafeKids has partnered with Family Zone to offer our followers free Insights. Insights will alert you to risky or inappropriate activity and will let you locate your children’s devices. And most importantly, Insights provides you with access to Family Zone’s team of acclaimed cyber experts, delivering you the practical advice and support you need, exactly when you need it.

Insights is not a parental control. It provides no filtering or blocking of content but simply monitors device activity.

 
 
 

In Australia The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is an excellent source of up-to-date information. It is also where you can report online content. 

eSafeKids & YouTube Video Resources
eSafeKids Resources

eSafeKids provides books and resources to teach children about social and emotional intelligence, respectful relationships, diversity, resilience, empathy, gender equality, consent, body safety, protective behaviours, cyber safety, digital wellness, media literacy, puberty and pornography.

 
 
 
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Stymie eSafeKids Perth Western Australia

Stymie is an anonymous harm reporting tool that schools are proactively using to support their students to say something without fear. Stymie has been built to support existing student well-being/pastoral care frameworks in schools and was built in consideration of the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework and the recommendations from the Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study.

Helpful Website & Resources

Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner 

Provides: Up-to-date resources and information for parents and educators. Reporting functions for Cyber Bullying, Image Based Abuse and Child Exploitation Material in Australia.

 

Common Sense Media

Provides: Up-to-date reviews and information about apps, platforms, games, movies, books and more.

 

Think U Know Australia

Provides: Up-to-date information and resource. It’s a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom.


Think U Know United Kingdom

Provides: Up-to-date information, resources and education programmes.

 

NetSmartz

Provides: Interactive, educational programs designed for children aged 5-17 years, parents/guardians, educators, and law enforcement. Resources include videos, games, activity cards, and presentations.

 

Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) 

Provides: Evidence-based reviews, information and advocacy to support healthy media choices for children.

 

Media Time Calculator and Family Media Plan 

Provides:  A media time calculator and a personal family media use plan which allows you to create a plan specific to your family. Includes activity cards and presentations.

 

Instagram

Provides: Access to the Instagram Help Centre, Tips for Parents, Safety Tips, Blocking People etc.

 

Snapchat

Provides: Access to the Snapchat Help Centre, Tips for Parents, Safety Tips, Blocking People etc.

 

Facebook

Provides: Access to the Facebook Parents Portal

 

YouTube Safety Tools & Resources

Provides: Access to YouTube Community Guidelines, Safety Tools & Resources and Reporting & Enforcement.

 

PlayStation Parental Controls

Provides: Access to PlayStation help. Learn how to set up parental controls and limit the use of apps and features on your PlayStation 4 system.

 

Xbox Parental Controls

Provides: Access to Xbox help. Learn how to set parental controls for Xbox 360.

 

Apple Support

Provides: Access to YouTube Community Guidelines, Safety Tools & Resources and Reporting & Enforcement.

ESPC

Provides: eSecurity and Privacy resources for Malaysian families.