Welcome to our online safety hub for families. As technology continues to play an increasingly important role in our lives, it’s essential that we take steps to ensure that our children are safe online.
Our goal is to empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to keep their children safe in the digital age. We have listed resources below to cover a wide range of topics, including cyberbullying, online predators, exposure to inappropriate content, excessive screen time, and more. They also provide practical tips and guidelines for safe internet usage, as well as tools for parental control and monitoring.
In addition to our online resources, we offer online information sessions for families in partnership with Glen Eira Council. Keep an eye on our Online Seminar page for details.
We hope that you find the information to be a valuable resource and encourage you to explore the content and share it with your network. Together, we can build a safer and more secure online environment for our children.
To find out more about upcoming sessions please contact the Glen Education Team.
Why it’s important to reduce your child’s screen time
Physical health effects: Excessive screen time can have physical health effects on children, such as eye strain, headaches, and back and neck pain.
Mental health effects: Studies have shown that excessive screen time can contribute to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Behavioral issues: Too much screen time can lead to behavioral issues such as irritability, aggression, and difficulty with impulse control.
Developmental issues: Excessive screen time can also have a negative impact on a child’s cognitive and social development, including delays in language and social skills.
Setting limits: It’s important for parents to set limits on their children’s screen time and to establish consistent rules around device use. This can include setting specific times when devices are allowed to be used and creating designated device-free zones in the home.
Alternatives to screen time: Find alternative activities for your children that don’t involve screens, such as outdoor play, reading, creative projects, and spending time with family and friends.