Online safety for under 5s booklet
This booklet for families offers practical advice and strategies for parents and carers, to help them tackle the key online safety issues for children from birth to 5 years old.
You can read this booklet online, download it, or order printed copies.
NOTE for early childhood educators: This booklet for families is also available free to all early learning services in Australia. You can use the tips to support children and families in online safety, and display the poster to help raise awareness about the eSafety Early Years program and resources.
Download the eSafety Early Years booklet
Order the eSafety Early Years booklet
This publication is available as a hardcopy. It is provided free of charge to Australian residents (for non-profit purposes only).
How early years educators can use this booklet
Educators can use the tips in the booklet and on the poster to support children and families in online safety.
Try these ideas for making the best use of the resources:
- Display the poster in the foyer of your service to grab the attention of families and have a booklet there for parents and carers to look through.
- Include the booklet’s key messages in your service’s newsletter or parent app.
- Download and print the sections separately for your families, so you can focus on them one at a time as a community.
- Share thoughts and experiences about online safety at a parent gathering.
Downloadable PDF sections: