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New guide for grandparents to keep kids safe online

October 26, 2020

New guide for grandparents to keep kids safe online


The Federal Government is encouraging grandparents and carers to download the eSafety Commissioner’s new guide on how to teach their grandchildren about online safety as part of the Government’s successful Be Connected program.


Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said that everyone has a part to play in keeping kids safe online.


“With many older Australians caring for their grandchildren an average 12 hours a week, we know kids are spending some of this time online,” Minister Fletcher said.


“This new guide will help grandparents learn what they need to know to make sure that their grandchildren can safely enjoy their time online.”


Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski, said the new guide could also help grandparents on the Northern Beaches to develop their own online safety skills.


“With over 28,073 of older Australians here in Mackellar, I urge them to check out this new guide as well as the Government’s successful Be Connected program,” Mr Falinski said.


The electorate of Warringah is home to 22,190 Australians over the age of 65.


“It’s especially important that they learn these skills, as many grandparents will be spending more time with their grandkids during school holidays.”


To download a copy of the Online safety for grandparents and carers guide, go to


Older Australians can access free courses and local support on how to connect safely online on the Government’s Be Connected website.


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