Esperance author teaching children about cyber safety with The Tweeting Galah book

Switched on: Local author Kim Maslin at the Esperance Library with her new book
Switched on: Local author Kim Maslin at the Esperance Library with her new book "The Tweeting Galah" which teaches kids how to safely navaigate the online world. Photo: Supplied.

Local author and cyber safety educator Kim Maslin has been showcasing her new children’s book about online safety and has another workshop this Tuesday.

Last Wednesday, Ms Maslin was at the Esperance Library for Ecare week where she hosted a workshop for parents and their children.

“My book’s called The Tweeting Galah and it’s basically a collection of short stories at about growing up in the digital world,” she said.

“It teaches kids about how to be safe online but using Australian animals and interactive features.”

Ms Maslin said the book was designed for ages 7-12 but could still be enjoyed by younger children. “This book’s one of the things I’m most proud of because there are no books like this out there, there are no illustrated children’s books on this topic,” she said. The key focus of the session was screen time and included a reading by Ms Maslin and hands-on activities for parents and their children. Ms Maslin has another workshop this Tuesday at the library from 9am to 11am and covers the concept of digital footprints.