Parents seeking safety in the digital world
“95% of parents want more information about online safety,” says Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, who has conducted research on parenting in the digital age. The first government agency in the world dedicated to online safety, eSafety produced the report ‘Parenting in the digital age’ to explore the experience of parents and carers raising children in a fast-paced connected world.
The report found that home online safety was managed using different parenting styles. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to parenting in the digital-age”, said Inman Grant. With older children an open parenting style – providing guidance and advice – was common; but with younger children approaches were often restrictive – parental control of online access and rules set around internet use.
Free copies of the report plus tools, tips and advice for parents, carers and educators to help manage conversations about online safety can be downloaded from the eSafety website.
- Wednesday, 12 June 2019