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Online safety picture book and song

Swoosh and Glide are developing positive habits with technology as they grow –– just like all our youngest Australians!

Use the Swoosh and Glide picture book and song to encourage young children to ask for help when they are using digital devices, to keep them safer online.

On this page:

  • Swoosh, Glide and Rule number 5 picture book
  • My Family Rules song
  • Other Swoosh and Glide resources


Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5

Sharing stories is a much loved experience of childhood.

eSafety’s online safety picture book Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5 tells the adventures of a fun family sleepover for Swoosh and Glide with their sugar glider cousins. The picture book shares some of the common technology experiences of children, shows what to do when something unexpected happens on a screen and highlights safe online practices for the whole family.

Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5 makes it easy to start the chat about online safety with young children!

Swoosh and Glide story time video

Read along with the story time video and share it with others! This picture book is written and illustrated by Barbara Uecker and Peter Viska and read by Jimmy Rees.


Limited printed copies available

If you are a parent, carer or early childhood educator you can order a free copy of the picture book it's a great resource for early learning services.

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My Family Rules song

The Swoosh and Glide picture book includes an original song, My Family Rules, created for eSafety by Australian children's entertainer Lah-Lah. It's a great way to reinforce the four key online safety messages for young children: Be safe, Be kind, Ask for help and Make good choices.

My Family Rules music video

Sing along with the music video and share it with others! This song is composed and performed by Lah-Lah and Buzz the Bandleader.



Explore other Swoosh and Glide resources


Help young children to colour and cut out the Swoosh and Glide mask templates so they can get into character for the story and song.

Story Puzzles

Playing the Swoosh and Glide Story Puzzles with young children is a fun way to start the chat about online safety. The adventures will help them develop life-long skills for using digital technologies in a safe and positive way.


Teaching Posters

Early childhood educators can use the Swoosh and Glide Online Safety Teaching Posters to help children learn the four key Early Years messages: Be safe, Be kind, Ask for help and Make good choices.  


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