Online course provider Tesda has unveiled a new course for anyone wanting to learn how to teach their children online.
The free online course, titled Internet Security, is designed to help you learn to be more aware of your childrens online activities and how to keep them safe.
It is available to download for free on the Tesda website, and costs $19.95.
“Our aim is to create a world where everyone has the freedom to teach and interact with their children in ways that are safe and engaging,” Tesda chairman and CEO, Stephen McGovern, said in a statement.
He said that learning how to protect your children from internet attacks, viruses, malware and online scams could lead to a “safer world”.
“Children need to be empowered to protect their digital assets, and they can do that through this course,” Mr McGovern said.
Tesda said that the course was designed to improve parental online education.
In addition to teaching children the basics of online privacy, the course will cover how to use social media sites, how to control your children’s access to the internet and how much they can be paid for access.
Mr McGovern described the course as a “world first”.
“Children don’t need to have their own home, but they can get the information and skills they need in this free, interactive online course that will help them make informed decisions about what they are exposed to and what they can expect from the world,” he said.
The course was first offered in 2015, but has since become a major topic in the debate over online education, with a growing number of parents, teachers and organisations calling for greater access to online learning.
On Thursday, the Federal Government announced that it was investing $20 million into online education through a new $50 million fund.
Earlier this year, the Government also announced that the National Cyber Security Initiative (NCSI) would be renamed the National Security Cybersecurity Programmes Fund.
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