It’s time to learn how to support our young people online to protect them from the dangers in the digital world. In this fascinating podcast conversation, Executive Director of @ySafe Australia Yasmin London shares what we can do to help our young children thrive on the internet and social media.
So what’s this episode really about
- How we can support our young people to be safer online.
- The importance of listening to our young people and becoming interested in their digital lives.
- A multitude of practical ways to navigate common digital dilemmas.
Why you should listen
There is a lot to consider from cyberbullying, cyber ostracism, pornography, online predators, and even nomophobia (smartphone addiction) with young people and their tech devices today. This episode is a must-listen for any educators, parents or teachers who struggle to know how to manage their children’s online activity. With children’s mental health and wellbeing on the line, we need to accept technology’s influence is here to stay so that we can be there for our children in need. You’ll walk away feeling empowered to help young people in both their natural and virtual reality, leading to overall better health and wellbeing.
- Show up with curiosity and less judgement, which helps to encourage help-seeking behaviour.
- Get to know what motivates young people to stay online.
- Implement parental control tools on your children’s devices as soon as they receive them.
- Consider a digital device contract that addresses critical issues that they might encounter.
You can quote us on that…
“With a bit of knowledge and a bit of expertise, we can support our young people to manage digital dilemmas effectively.”Yasmin London
“It’s not our job to be their best friends. It’s our job to establish a relationship of openness and trust, and a little bit of capacity.”Yasmin London
“During Covid there was a large increase in activity from predators online and the dark web in particular.”Yasmin London
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B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP
I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.
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