Starting from scratch: bringing children up in a digital age

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 8 August 2017

20 mins

How confident do you feel about your child’s online safety and privacy?

We are one of the first generations to bring our children up in a digital world from birth.

In this interview, Part 1 in a 6-part-series on how we can keep our children safe online, we’re looking at why we need to look at technology and our kids with "beginner’s mind."

Associate Professor Amanda Third from Western Sydney University and Julie Inman Grant, the eSafety Commissioner, where we break down the big differences between childhood today and generations past and why those differences matter.

This series was produced in partnership with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. For more from the Commissioner check out their website.

Listen to more Parents & Carers segments

Looking after the wellbeing of your whole family, without losing sight of your own

What does family wellbeing look like? And where does that put your wellbeing when it can often be at the bottom of your “to do” list Jacqui Jones is the…

Maggie Dent on how to raise our boys to be good men

We’re living in a time where there are very prominent examples of toxic masculinity. Whether it’s all the assault allegations that arose with the #metoo movement, lone young men killing…
10 mins

Should grandparents be paid for looking after their grandchildren?

Online industry comparison database Finder.com.au has found that grandparents save their children around $6,000 a year on child care fees So should we be paying grandparents for the time they…
9 mins

Sofija Stefanovic - Miss Ex-Yugoslavia - on what it means to belong to a country that no longer exists

Sofija Stephanovic is an Australian living in New York, but she was born in socialist Belgrade, then part of Yugoslavia. Her memoir Miss Ex-Yugoslavia explores what it’s like to grow…
13 mins

Rebecca Huntley on the meaning of modern motherhood

While the world has changed since our mothers raised us, there is still much that has stayed the same. So what does it mean to be a mum in 2018…
11 mins

Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre on friendship, food and embracing our mortality

The Living Room presenters Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre are very good friends After Barry's cancer returned after several years of remission, the tradie and dad was angry, devastated…
18 mins