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Our recommendations for further reading to help you on your digital parenting journey.

NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of online technologies in New Zealand. They work across a range of issues including cyber bullying, computer security, education resources, consumer protection, and policy development in New Zealand and the wider Pacific. Their cyber bullying-specific website provides focused information for young people, parents and teachers, including animated discussions (be aware these won’t play on iPhones and iPads), and downloadable checksheets.

The Parenting Place aims to enhance the lives of families and young people through a range of targeted parenting services – like parenting courses, workshops, community-wide events, programmes for Māori and Pasifika, and individual coaching. The Parenting Place also runs Attitude, a successful life skills programme, working with more than 250,000 students each year.

Google has a great website full of easy-to-follow information that can help you make the right safety choices for your family.

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organisation which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. Their website has more in-depth information about digital parenting and ‘cyber ethics’.

If paper pages appeal to you, try the book ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’ by Bex Lewis – and follow the author on Twitter @drbexl. You’ll be a perfect example of online / offline balance!

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