06 Sep 2019
ThinkUKnow for parents, carers and teachers
ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides presentations to Australian parents, carers and teachers and students. It provides information on the technologies young people use, the challenges they may face, and importantly, how they can be overcome. Presentations are delivered face to face or digitally.
We aim to provide you with the tools to create a safer online environment for young people in your care. Our presentations cover what young people SAY, SEE and DO online.
The presentations cover topics such as social media reputation management, cyberbullying, ‘sexting’, online grooming, online gaming, inappropriate content, privacy management, identity theft, how to protect your devices, and how to report matters when things go wrong.
The program bridges the knowledge gap between adults and young people so that everyone has an understanding of the roles they play and what they can do if something goes wrong online.
What young people SEE online
- We talk about challenges such as online grooming, ‘sexting’, cyberbullying and inappropriate content.
- What you can do to support young people through online challenges.
- We also explain how to report if something goes wrong.
What young people SAY online
- What you can do to help support young people understand what they say online can be permanent. We call this our ‘digital shadow’.
- This includes talking about being respectful online, thinking before you post, knowing what information is okay to share online.
What young people DO online
- How they use technology to have fun online, such as applications (or apps), websites and social networks.
- How they can handle their digital shadow, including their privacy and relationships online