Tagged: internet safety

Top 10 Educational Websites for Kids in 2019

Top 10 educational websites for kids

We’ve pulled together the top 10 educational websites for kids updated for 2019. These are educational websites full of games, video, content and activities to keep your kids entertained while growing their minds. Continue reading »

Young Kiwis working hard for a safer internet

Sticks n stones Safer internet day Melbourne

13 year old Molly Redican recently presented at Facebook Headquarters in Melbourne, and wrote about her experience exclusively for Kiwi Families. Continue reading »

Tips for starting a digital discussion

digital discussion

We get it – parenting is hard at the best of times. School is back and you’re busy packing lunches and managing an ever-changing schedule of sports training, musical rehearsals and birthday parties; while making sure everyone is where they need to be. Continue reading »

Scrapbook – A new way to organise photos of your child on Facebook


I think most parents worry a bit about having their children’s photos online, especially in something like Facebook. I know I’m pretty careful with my setting in this regard. Facebook as just announced a new function called Scrapbook. It’s an optional way to organise photos of children, using a special tag parents create. After choosing this tag, the photo will be added to a customisable scrapbook. And, photos you choose to tag can be shared with your friends and your partner’s friends. Continue reading »

Keeping kids safe online

Keeping kids safe online

While young people these days may be experiencing F.O.B.O. (fear of being offline) and F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out), many parents experience only F – fear. How do you stay up with everything your kids are doing online? Given many young people have somewhere on average between 20-30 apps their phone, when do you have time to learn about each app? Continue reading »

Tips for setting up your teen’s Facebook account

Tips for setting up your teen's Facebook account

Facebook is a huge part of many young people’s lives and it can be mystifying and quite frightening for some parents. If you’re not on Facebook, you might not be sure how to approach the topic of setting up a safe, secure Facebook account with your teenage kids. Or you may be pretty Facebook-savvy, but aren’t sure how to teen-proof an account. Continue reading »

Sexts, Texts & Selfies – keeping your kids safe online


I don’t know about you, but the thought of my children being active online terrifies me. They’re still young, but I’m well aware of the dangers that children can face online. Continue reading »

Keeping your children ‘roast’ proof

Keeping your children 'roast' proof

Like you, I’m sure, I’ve been horrified at the emerging story about the ‘roast busters‘ here in New Zealand. It seems like every day, there’s a more horrifying dimension to the story – from the attitude of the offenders to the inaction of the police. I’m mum to three girls and the thought of them being exposed to this kind of experience is almost too awful to contemplate. Right now, I’ve been thinking about ways that I can help my daughters stay safe out there.  Continue reading »

Kids growing up on the internet


I was contacted recently by a parent who is concerned about how his 4 children access the internet. He told me that his kids are growing up and now access the internet on a whole range of devices from desktops, laptops, tablets, iPod and Android devices.

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Installing monitoring software is important


Monitoring software is available for mobile devices, just like it’s been available for laptops and desktops for some time.

The software is simple. Parents create an online account and set filtering restrictions, and then download a small piece of software onto the phone.

Once the parent enters the logon information on the phone, the software synchronises with the online account and applies the filtering restrictions. At the same time, it records sites visited.

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