No doubt there will be at least one device or computer game on your child’s wish list this festive season. So, we’ve put together this simple video guide to online safety for your kids across five simple tactics – Trust, Talk, Teach, Time and Team.
1. The best overall start. Set-up a Microsoft family group
Feel better about what your kids are doing online with content restrictions to block inappropriate websites and apps, manage screen time limits, get alerts when they want to buy something, and take advantage of free features like shared family notebook and family calendar.
Settings are available on Windows 10 PCs, Xbox One, and Android phones.
2. Jump to the detail. I want to…
- Set up a family group
- Turn on activity reporting
- Set screen time limits
- Turn on Ask a parent
- Block inappropriate apps, games and media
- Block inappropriate websites
- Manage my child’s spending > Sign in to your Microsoft family group, then select More options > Spending
- Manage safety and privacy settings on Xbox One
- Manage safety and privacy settings on Windows 10 devices
3. Learn from the experts. ThinkUKnow
ThinkUKnow, spearheaded by the Australian Federal Police, is a great source of Cyber Security and Safety guides for kids and parents.
- Visit the Parents Portal and download the Family Online Safety Contract
Your Back to School buying guide
You’ve barely finished buying gifts when your mind turns to the Back to School shopping list. When it comes to BYO device, the choices can seem bewildering!
Use this simple, practical guide to help you navigate and make decisions.
Students, parents and teachers get up to 10% off RRP on select products from Microsoft Store
Students, parents and teachers can get up to 10% off RRP on select products from Microsoft Store. Products eligible for the academic discount have a special student price below the standard price. Click the nearby ‘Check now’ link for quick and simple verification. Visit the Microsoft Store.
Harvey Norman’s school BYOD guide and great range of devices
- Shop Back to School at Harvey Norman
While you’re here, a small note about NAPLAN Online in 2019.
if your child is participating in NAPLAN Online in 2019, we have some practical guidance for Windows 10 devices that run in S mode. Follow a few simple steps to switch out of S mode and ensure these devices are ready for your school to download the NAPLAN Client.