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Safety and privacy online

Safety and privacy online

Helping children stay safe on line is something we are all concerned about. To support carers in learning more about this topic, LWB has developed the online training module "Children, Young People and Technology". This 20 minute module focuses on how we can respect a child’s right to use technology whilst keeping them safe online. The module helps build understanding of why technology is important to children and also raises awareness of risks. It includes an overview of why children in care may be more vulnerable to on-line risks and proides more information about websites and tips to help keep children safe.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is an Australian Government website where you can find guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping children safe online. See the links below for some helpful resources.

The Kids Helpline is available for people 5- 25 for free and confidential phone counselling 24 hours 7 days a week. Phone 1800 55 1800

You can make a complaint about cyberbullying to the Office of the eSafety commissioner here

You can report offensive or illegal content to the Office of the eSafety commissioner here

Talk to your care team if you have any concerns about children's safety online.

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To become a foster carer your ability to care and nurture a child is what really matters.
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