Digital children

Resources to help you navigate the online world and balance your use of digital technologies.

Having fun without tech

The Day Lucy and Leo are Tele-Sported

Written by Liesel Winkler & Kim Maslin. Illustrated by Phoebe Zeng.

Lucy and Leo are next-door neighbours with a shared love of a soccer video game, playing each other all the time.

One day, they are magically teleported onto an actual soccer pitch! Stranded in this strange new world, they must learn to play together in real time to get home.

As they undertake this new gameplay, they might just discover a whole new favourite afternoon activity.

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Tips that help you keep safe online

The eSafety Commissioner can help you stay safe online. Check out their eSafety Kids webpage by clicking on the button.

Taking a break from digital devices

Brick Needs a Break

Written by Jayden Choi & Kim Maslin. Illustrated by Phoebe Zeng.

Brick is a tablet. Jayden is a boy.

Brick loves joining Jayden on adventures, helping him play, read, and talk with family.

But sometimes, even tablets need a little rest.

Join Jayden and his family as they discover the magic of giving Brick a break, and what can happen when your tablet has some space.

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Build healthy habits with your family

Podsquad is a free play-based wellbeing app co-created with children to help families make healthy happen!

Planning a fun day with and without technology

Seesaw

Written by Florence Forrest-Jarman & Kim Maslin. Illustrated by Phoebe Zeng.

The last thing RB1 the robot expected when she walked into the living room was for her robot-sister Mandy to be missing! After all, they spent every afternoon together enjoying the thrilling adventures of Tasmania on the TV.

Now, RB1 must not only embark on an adventure of her own to find Mandy, but she must also learn to branch out and try new things.

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How are you feeling today?

Kids Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Balancing your media use

Digital Download

Written by Dane Duigan & Kim Maslin. Illustrated by Phoebe Zeng.

You may have heard the saying, “Don’t watch too much TV, or your eyes will go square.”

Fred had heard this saying many times, but he thought it just an old fable to scare children… never in his wildest dreams did he think it would actually come true!

Now, Fred is on a quest to re-shape his eyes and re-balance his life.

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