Keeping our kids safe online!


Gaming Australia believe there is no better reminder than the recent Covid-19 self isolation, to make us think about our children's safety while online. With children spending more time than ever on their consoles and handheld devices, what are we doing as parents, to protect our children from bullying, predatory behaviour and inappropriate content online?


The virtual playground is a vast network stretching right around the world posing many potential risks as stated above, which is why it is important to educate ourselves as parents and our children about the dangers.


We here at Gaming Australia cannot stress the importance of internet safety enough, so we have done the research for you.


Here are the top 10 things you can do as a parent to keep your children safe online! Click on the links below to access more detailed information.

1. Talk openly with your child about their online activity

2. Keep screens and devices where you can see them

3. Know your parental controls

4. Know who your children’s online friends are

5. Be ‘share aware’ to protect your privacy

6. Keep control of your family’s digital footprint

7. Teach your children to keep their location private

8. Keep track of online time

9. Be #SocialNetworkSavvy

10. Lead by example


Reference material courtesy of the following;

https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/blog-10-things-keep-kids-safe-online/

















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