02-08-2022 03:00 PM - edited 02-08-2022 03:29 PM
Today is Safer Internet Day- it's a global campaign dedicated to creating a safer online world for everyone, aimed at making the internet a safer, more positive place.
In Australia, the eSafety Commissioner is the official coordinator of Safer Internet Day- they have some great resources for parents who are concerned about their young people's safety online.
These include free webinars for parents and carers ,
and a heap of other resources for parents on different aspects of online safety.
The eSafety Commissioner reporting function is also a great resource to use if you or your young person have experienced online abuse or illegal content- in some cases, they will be able to have harmful content removed.
Many parents of young people tell us that it can be really challenging to support their young people around online behaviour- social media and the internet is a central part of a lot of young people's lives and can have a lot of positive aspects, but it's definitely not without its downsides.
ReachOut parents also has a range of resources to help parents and carers who are worried about their young people's safety and wellbeing online:
We'd love to hear from you- how do you feel about your young person's internet use? What kind of boundaries do you