Online safety for parents and families

It’s important to help children understand how to stay safe online – for example dealing with cyberbullying or maintaining privacy. The Cyberparent app is a great tool for parents translated in 17 different languages that helps parents give children the information and resources they need.

Why the contribution is important

The cyber security environment is constantly evolving. Parents and families need to be aware of the risks of using the internet.

  • Are there any initiatives you’ve seen that facilitate positive and safe engagement online?
  • How can parents and families be proactive in making sure kids know how to use the internet safely and appropriately?

by DigitalEconomyTeam on October 23, 2017 at 06:41PM

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  • Posted by sbrisbane78 October 24, 2017 at 13:36

    Given that face recognition will soon be unlocking our portable devices in seconds. Could it be a requirement that digital social networks use face recognition of their members to ensure that young people are not preyed on by adults that intend to take advantage of them, potentially highlighted if people are not part of the same age demographic or cross checking profile input versus facial characteristics ( so a 35 year old man can not create a profile pretending to be a 15 year old boy.)
  • Posted by DigitalEconomyTeam October 25, 2017 at 14:04

    Hi sbrisbane78,
    Thanks for your comment. Are there any other emerging technologies you've seen that could impact online safety and security for parents and families?
  • Posted by FrankTheilen October 27, 2017 at 17:14

    It is surely a good thing to educate, especially parents, about new threats and what you can do about it. The online portals www.staysmartonline.gov.au and esafety.gov.au do already a good job. I don't know if an additional app is doing something more as I have not tested the features, but education (in most languages) is the key.
  • Posted by DigitalEconomyTeam October 30, 2017 at 11:53

    Good point FrankTheilen, thank you for your contribution.
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