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Webinars for parents and carers

Join one of our free webinars for parents and carers.

These live webinars explore the latest research and they are a great way to learn how you can help your child develop the skills to be safer online. 

All sessions are delivered by eSafety's expert education and training team.

eSafety's parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama

This webinar will look at how parents and carers can support young people to have safe and respectful online relationships and what to do if things go wrong.

 

It will cover:

  • starting conversations with your child about their online friendships and positive ways to deal with changing relationships
  • understanding the rights, laws and community expectations that govern social media use
  • where to seek help if your child is involved in a cyberbullying incident.

The webinar will include case studies, research and targeted advice so you can support the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences.

Register now

Dates (Australian Eastern Daylight Time):

Tuesday 16 March 7.30 to 8.30 pm

Wednesday 17 March 12.30 to 1.30 pm

Wednesday 17 March 7.30 to 8.30 pm

Thursday 18 March 3.30 to 4.30 pm

Monday 22 March 12.30 to 1.30 pm

 

eSafety’s 2021 parent and carer webinar schedule- save the dates!

The demand for our popular parent and carer webinars in 2020 prompted the education and training team to develop the 2021 series to support Australian parents and carers. Each term, we will offer a new topic that will run numerous times. These webinars will provide parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe, positive online experiences. Topic and registration information for terms 2 - 4 will be released closer to the dates.

Term 1

Topic: eSafety's guide to cyberbullying and online drama

Dates:

Safer Internet Day

  • 9 February 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 10 February 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • 10 February 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 15 February 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (19 March 2021)

  • Tuesday 16 March 7.30 to 8.30 pm
  • Wednesday 17 March 12.30 to 1.30 pm
  • Wednesday 17 March 7.30 to 8.30 pm
  • Thursday 18 March 3.30 to 4.30 pm
  • Monday 22 March 12.30 to 1.30 pm

Term 2

Topic: To be confirmed

Dates:

  • 4 May 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • 5 May 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • 6 May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Term 3

Topic: To be confirmed

Dates:

  • 28 July 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • 29 July 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Child Protection Week

  • 7 September 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • 9 September 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Term 4

Topic: To be confirmed

Dates:

  • 19 October 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 20 October 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • 21 October 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

For groups with 50+ participants

Due to the popularity of these webinars, we are offering sessions to individual groups, organisations and educators (50+ participants required). Please contact outreach@esafety.gov.au for more information.

Helping kids thrive online

A one hour webinar suitable for parents and carers of young people aged  5-12 years old.

This session will cover:

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, contact with strangers and online bullying
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges
  • skills that young people need to protect themselves online
  • how to get help if things go wrong.

Tech, teens and time online

A one hour webinar suitable for parents and carers of young people aged 12-18 years old.

The session will cover: 

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, relationships and online harassment 
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges 
  • online wellbeing strategies for teens  
  • how to get help if things go wrong.

 

eSafety's parent guide to online gaming

This 1 hour webinar is suitable for parents and carers.

This webinar will cover:

  • the benefits of gaming and how to mitigate the risks
  • strategies to manage gaming and overuse
  • where to find help and support.

My house, my rules

This 30 minute webinar is suitable for parents/carers and their children.

Parents/carers and their children can participate together in this presentation which provides advice about online safety topics, including:

  • privacy and security online
  • common online issues
  • where to find help and support.

eSafety’s parent guide to popular apps

Taking a look at TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube

This 1 hour webinar is suitable for parents and carers.

This webinar will cover:

  • popular apps used by young people
  • case studies, research, and targeted advice
  • where to find help and support.