The internet is a great place for children of all ages to socialise, learn and play, particularly now they’re physically isolated from friends and extended families.
But, like in the real world, there are safety risks on the World Wide Web.
The Australian Government’s eSafety Commissioner believes it is never too early for the adults in a child’s life to encourage good online habits.
The eSafety Commissioner has worked with parents, early childhood educators and other experts to develop four simple eSafety Early Years messages:
- Be safe
- Be kind
- Ask for help
- Make good choices.
These messages are included in the eSafety Early Years program which is designed specifically for early childhood teachers and educators to support children and families in online safety.
The program includes online professional learning modules, posters, and educator notes to inspire discussions and learning experiences with children.
Visit the eSafety Commissioner’s website for tips on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to share advice and resources for under 5s and their families.