CYBERSMART CHATTERBOX FOR PARENTS
Cybersmart Chatterbox for Parents is a conversational how-to-guide exploring the digital lives our kids lead – when to worry and when to celebrate the benefits the online world brings. Each conversation addresses the specific issues, behaviours and safety essentials to help you make sense of what’s happening behind the screens.
We all enjoy sharing images and information on-line, for all sorts of reasons.
This work have been done for Australian Government and Australian Communications and Media Authority in collaboration with LaFinka.
DESIGN AND ANIMATION
We addressed a very young audience, so we started with a fun character and background design work inspired by American cartoons from the 50s-60s, a style that we love. Also, it will let us to introduce tons of humour!
The characters are apparently simple but hide enormous expressiveness, sympathy and a great ability to connect with audiences of all ages.
We decided to work with flat colors from a versatile color palette that can provide us with everything we need to develop the sequences of the four chapters.
Chatterbox Ep 4 /// The Internet’s Underbelly
The digital world has made pornography accessible, anonymous and affordable for all. For adults – this isn’t generally an issue, but for young people it can be damaging and disturbing.
For some children, exposure to online pornography occurs before any formal education on the topic, and the portrayals fail to demonstrate the elements of a healthy sexual relationship, like love and respect.
This episode of Chatterbox focuses on accessing age-inappropriate content and unwanted contact.
Chatterbox Ep 5 /// Screentime and Downtime
Between smartphones, tablets and laptops, kids are consuming many hours of screen time a day.
Unless a good balance of time offline and online is maintained, it can start to feel quite excessive or even compulsive, and interfere with their physical, mental and social health.
This episode of Chatterbox explores time online – how much is too much?
Chatterbox Ep 6 /// Digital Rights versus Digital Wrongs
Do you feel you have the tools and knowledge to help your kids deal with ethical situations they may encounter online?
Young people are still developing their self-regulation skills and as adults, we are best-placed to guide them in making the right decisions both online and offline.
Do you think parenting online is any different to parenting offline?
Some funny animations we did for the project.