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As the nation undergoes social isolation, Australian children are looking to their devices for entertainment, to connect with friends and for education purposes. While online mediums can increase connection, they also increase children’s exposure to potential risks including bullying and exploitation.

In this podcast Managing Partner Sally Nicholes joins Lesley Podesta, CEO of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Lesa Gale, AFP Assistant Commissioner, to discuss online safety for children amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Lesley Podesta’s biography: http://www.amf.org.au/bio-articles/lesley-podesta/

Find out more about Nicholes Family Lawyers at https://nicholeslaw.com.au

Disclaimer: Nicholes Family Lawyers intends the information provided in this pod cast as general information only, please contact Nicholes Family lawyers if you require specific information and advice in relation to any family law matter.

Useful Links:

ThinkUKnow Australia: https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/

Alannah & Madeline Foundation eSmart Digital Licence: https://www.digitallicence.com.au/

Dolly’s Dream DigiPledge: https://dollysdream.org.au/

Esmart Schools: https://www.esmart.org.au/

Kids Helpline: a free, private and confidential telephone counselling service – 1800 55 1800 or https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Parent line: a state-wide counselling and support service for all Victorian parents – 13 22 89 or 1300 272 736

Safe Steps: a domestic violence hotline service for women and children – 1800 015 188 https://www.safesteps.org.au/

WIRE Helpline: free support, referral, and information for all Victorian women (non-binary and gender diverse inclusive) – 1300 134 130 https://www.wire.org.au/

Relationship Space: an online program to help parents manage divorce – https://www.relationshipspace.com.au

Online Family Violence Intervention Order Application – https://fvio.mcv.vic.gov.au

Relationships Australia: https://www.relationships.org.au/




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