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
- Explore 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!
Printed copies available
Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5 is available at local libraries across Australia. If you are a parent, carer or early childhood educator you can also order a free limited edition of the picture book – it's a great resource for early learning services.
My Family Rules
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.
Get young children singing about online safety now!
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.
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.
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.
More about the Early Years key messages
Explore the practical tips in these helpful pages:
- It's never too early to start talking about online safety
- Encourage your child to ask for help
- How to choose good online content
- Online safety for under 5s booklet