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Question 1 of 8
With respect to internet, technology and social media, I would like to know . . .
when it would be appropriate to give my kid a smart phone and how to manage its use
how to monitor my kids' use of the devices without invading their privacy
more about age restrictions and how to set up parental controls
what technologies exist online (social media platforms, games) and how they work
the difference between digital identity, digital reputation, digital footprints and digital literacy and what are the implications for my child today and in the future
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Question 2 of 8
With respect to screen devices and screen time, I would like to know
how to set-up boundaries / limits for screen time
whether there are psychological effects associated with too much screen time in children
whether there physiological effects associated with too much screen time in children
Question 3 of 8
I hear so much about the negative side of internet, but I would like to know about the positive things too. Things like . . .
recommended educational apps / websites / games for each age group
evidence-based information on positive impact of online technology use by children
how kids socialise online with their friends
how vulnerable groups of children are using technology to their benefit
Question 4 of 8
Sexuality and young people is a huge concern and I would like to know . . .
what to do about my children seeing explicit content? How to report it? How to block it?
sexting: what are the red flags and how to talk to my kids about it
online grooming: what are the red flags and how to stay safe. How to report it and what legal action can I take? How to help my child overcome an incident?
online hook-up apps: what are the red flags and how to talk to my kids about it
where I can find online resources to help me teach sexuality to my child or young person
a basic overview of sexuality, children and online exploitation or abuse (predators, sexting, sextortion, revenge porn, etc.)
how to speak to my child about porn and how to protect their devices from porn and other explicit content
Question 5 of 8
With respect to smartphones, I would like to know
at what age should I get my child a smartphone? How do I know they are ready for it?
what kind of rules should I have in place for smartphone usage
what are "good" apps and "bad" apps, and where can I find resources to keep me updated
what are the risks and benefits of having a smartphone, including any health risks
what types of parental controls are available for different smartphones
Question 6 of 8
Cyberbullying can affect children with any type of wi-fi connected device, I would like to know
how to spot signs that my child is involved in bullying
what to do if my child is being bullied
how to reduce the risk of my child being bullied
Question 7 of 8
I am concerned illegal activities online and I would like to know
about data protection, viruses, hacking and bots
unauthorized payments online and in-app purchases
illegal downloads for music or films and how to teach my child about intellectual property in simple terms, including copyright and plagiarism
Question 8 of 8
The future of technology sounds exciting and I would like to know about
virtual reality and augmented reality and the implications for my child
the internet of toys, wi-fi connectivity and how can my child safely use these devices
Siri, Alexa, Google home and virtual assistants. Can my child safely use them and what are best practices?