Pre-teens and positive technology use

As your child moves towards the teenage years, their use of technology will change. In these years, technology can help your child learn and keep in touch with friends and family. At the same time, you might want to set limits on your child’s technology use to avoid risks like cyberbullying and pornography.

To help your child maintain a healthy relationship with technology in the teenage years, it’s a good idea to lay the foundations early. If your child is aged 9-12 years, this webinar can give you the knowledge you need to get started.

This webinar looks at:

  • your child’s developmental stage and how it affects technology use
  • benefits of technology
  • limits and consequences in relation to technology use
  • social media readiness
  • intentional and unintentional access to online pornography
  • your role in modelling technology use.

This webinar was held on
Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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Elly Robinson
Parenting Research Centre

Elly is a Senior Specialist at the Parenting Research Centre and co-author of three books on parenting adolescents. She has worked extensively in adolescent health, mental health and welfare. Elly’s 17-year-old daughter has taught her that being an adolescent health expert doesn’t mean you get it right all the time! Elly’s most recent book is Surviving Year 12

This webinar was developed by the Parenting Research Centre in collaboration with Australian experts, brought to you by, and funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.