How We Got Cyber Smart addresses cyber safety, bullying and online safety for elementary school-aged children. It follows the adventures of two kids Olivia and Jack, as they navigate the online world and tells the story of how they became cyber smart and dealt with their online bully. It provides practical advice to parents and children in how to protect themselves online and look after their safety.
The information pulls from realistic online events as the author explains the dangers of the Internet in terms children will understand. It incorporates the challenge of cyber safety in today’s world and addresses this concern in the lives of two school-aged children and how their parents help navigate their online experiences. This book is a helpful tool for all parents, caregivers and teachers of school-aged children to help start the conversation about online safety and safe online habits.
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By Lisa Rothfield-Kirschner
Lisa Rothfield Kirschner is the author of the celebrated book ‘How We Got Cyber Smart’. As a concerned mother of two young boys and Tech Communications professional, Lisa creates resources to help parents, caregivers and educators have conversations with primary school-aged children about staying safe online. Lisa’s focus is on making online safety learning accessible for younger children in non-threatening / frightening ways. Through the joy of reading and play, children will absorb essential lessons. Trusted adults can then reinforce these lessons through conversation. This passion also sees her regularly develop content for ySafe, Australia’s leading Cyber Safety education provider. Lisa is also a regular contributor to the Women In Security Magazine.
Review: “I am a 3rd grade teacher who was suddenly thrust into distance learning due to Covid-19 school closures. I wanted to find something to share with my students, since they will be navigating the online world more frequently now. We talk about being safe, kind, and responsible IN school and this book helps me carry over those expectations in a distance learning environment. The narrative straightforward advice for kids and caregivers is written in a manner that kids can relate to.“