Sexting – what every parent should know

New South Wales Department of Education and Communities has published a parents’ guide to sexting, including a podcast from a child psychologist:

Listen to child psychologist Kimberley O’Brien talking about the dangers of sexting.

Kimberly O’Brien on sexting

At a glance

  • Sexting involves the use of a mobile phone and the transmission of a sexual image or message between two people.
  • Educate your child about what it is and why it’s illegal.
  • Give your child suggestions of what to do if they receive a sexting message.
  • Discuss the consequences of sexting and the damage that can be done to reputations in the long term on the internet.

This is a great resource for parents. Access the whole guide here.

A parents’ guide to Facebook – updated edition

Last year we posted a PDF guide to Facebook for parents. We now have the updated version for your reading pleasure.

Published by Connectsafely, this 36 page guide covers topics such as:

  • managing privacy
  • reporting problems and
  • preventing suicide and other self harm
this is an important document for any parent whose son or daughter uses Facebook.

A parent’s guide to World of Warcraft for kids

World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) with over 10 million players worldwide.

Joystiq, a renowned gaming blog (read their Wikipedia entry here) explains the ins and outs of the World of Warcraft game to parents of gamers including:

Guide to online safety

The Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) has developed an interactive online guide to safety aimed at parents.

acmauide

With information on the following topics:

there’s plenty of guidance available.