WITH a growing dependence on the internet, social media and smart phones, a South Perth resident has developed a program to arm parents with the tools to keep children cyber safe.
Results from the Pew Research Center revealed one in three parents were concerned with their child’s use of technology.
Teacher and entrepreneur Kim Maslin said parents should work collaboratively with educators to understand the risks and trends of digital technologies.
Ms Maslin launched The Cyber-Savvy Parenting Program late last month.
The program combines online and offline components to address all questions and guide parents to extend their knowledge on cyber safety in a hands-on way.
“From my encounters with parents over the years I’ve realised that cyber safety isn’t something that can be completely understood by listening passively at a parent information evening,” Ms Maslin said.
“Generally parents require further assistance to feel confident in an area that might be foreign or new to them.
“I have drawn upon my experiences as a teacher to provide the most supportive and beneficial approach to cyber safety education.”
The program provides six online video lessons with learning activities and quizzes.
The lessons cover digital devices, online content, social networking and gaming, cyber bullies and online predators.
The one off payment for the program entitles parents to a lifetime membership.
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