Parent Easy Guides provide evidence-based, easy to read information on a wide range of parenting topics. They are free, regularly updated, and have been popular with parents and practitioners for over 20 years. You can view and print any of the 80 guides online by following this link: https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/parenting-and-child-care/parenting/parenting-sa/parent-easy-guides
Attached to this post is a copy of the Cyber Safety Parent Easy Guide: Cybersafety Parent Easy Guide Our teachers and leadership staff often spend time working with groups of students to sort through issues that occur online, out of school hours. We need your help to ensure our children have the skills and understandings to behave in safe and responsible ways online.
- help children and young people understand the risks, and practise safe online skills at home and away from home
- supervise online activities and set rules and limits
- talk about how and when you will use screen technology in your home. You might agree to keep devices in a room that is open so it will be easier to be aware of what children are doing. You may decide that devices will be out of bedrooms after ‘lights out’ as they can interfere with sleep.
- make sure children and young people have plenty of technology-free time and develop a range of ‘offline’ skills and interests. Learning to entertain themselves without technology is a skill that needs practice.