Keeping Kids Safe Online – Conversation with eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman-Grant

A conversation between Squiz Kids’ Bryce Corbett and Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant about the importance of teaching kids to be media literate. Specifically, how Newshounds – Squiz Kids’ new, free media literacy program for primary school kids – and the eSafety Commission’s ‘Mighty Heroes’ campaign are together working to keep kids safe online.



eSafety Commission’s ‘Mighty Heroes’

Fun characters designed to help students have positive safe experiences online and develop good habits when using technology.

Mighty heroes | eSafety Commissioner

Mighty heroes student page | eSafety Commissioner

The Mighty Heroes complement the 0-5yrs, Swoosh and Glide education material which can be used to teach lower primary students how to make good choices when they are online. Teachers can read the picture book to the class or read along with the video, and then explore the puzzles with students.

Swoosh, Glide and Rule Number 5 | eSafety Commissioner

For both age groups – the eSafety Commission provides Family Tech Agreements

Family tech agreements | eSafety Commissioner


Squiz Kids ‘Newshounds’

An eight-part podcast + classroom activity booklet teaching kids to be critical consumers of media.

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