The Dark Underbelly of TikTok

My old friend, teacher Martin McGauran, never expected to be talking to parents about TikTok, Only Fans or graphic online content when he began running workshops on how best to use technology and the internet in primary school classrooms over 8 years ago. A qualified Google educator, incredible teacher and footy guy, Marty is warm, engaging and an expert in talking to kids and school communities about how to be safe, smart, empowered and kind while using the internet. Together with his sister Carley who is a psychologist, he has created a company called Inform and Empower: Cyber Safety Education that helps schools and parents navigate the incredibly difficult task of protecting and educating our kids through issues that have literally no parenting or educational blue print. Their talks particularly for parents are so valuable especially when it comes to social media and the impact of pornography on our young people and I learnt so much from this conversation.


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