The Australian Multicultural Foundation has launched a web app called CyberParent which encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes.
Created with development partner Liberate eLearning, CyberParent equips parents with the knowledge and confidence to identify early warning signs and seek appropriate support from Australian service providers.
CyberParent covers topical issues such as:
- Internet terms and definitions
- Information about social media and descriptions of popular apps
- Information about different dangers for young people online e.g. cyberbullying, online gaming and grooming/recruitment
- Practical tips on healthy and safe internet use
- Where you can go for help
CyberParent can be accessed by all devices that have an internet connection, however, it is optimised for tablets and smartphones.
CyberParent is available in a total of 17 different languages, including: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Pashto, Spanish, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.
The AMF has also developed an accompanying guide to help new users download and navigate CyberParent. The document also provides trainers and facilitators with a plan, tools and some tips on running a training session about CyberParent. The Guideline is available in 7 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Somali, Turkish and Urdu and can be accessed here.
Please note that CyberParent does not collect any identifying information about users.
To access CyberParent Web App click below or type http://amf.net.au/cyberparent into your browser.
For instructions on how to download the web app, click any of the icons below:
The AMF has also produced educational videos in six languages, instructing viewers on how to use the CyberParent app. These videos can be accessed below.