The Tweeting Galah

Children's Cyber Safety Book Series

Kim Maslin is the author of this modern Australian classic. Cyber safety education has never been more important. Australian curriculum aligned stories to read with your class. Free teacher resources available to accompany stories.

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COVID-19 Update

The Tweeting Galah cyber safety children’s book series is currently available for shipping within Australia. 

Kim Maslin gives permission for educators to read the stories to their classes via their online classrooms.

 

“If you are a parent or educator please consider getting this excellent children’s book that explores cyber safety in a fabulous and child friendly way”

Maggie Dent

Parenting Author & Educator

Innovative

This children’s book series offers a unique approach to cybersafety education for children and parents alike!

Educational

Reflection questions at the end of each story allow children to develop a deeper understanding of cyber safety issues.

Entertaining

With relatable characters, vibrant illustrations and quirky stories, The Tweeting Galah will be enjoyed by the whole family!

Interactive

Using Zappar augmented reality technology, children are able to further engage and interact with the stories using a smart device.

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Free supporting resources available for download

Supporting resources for The Tweeting Galah cyber safety children’s book series are available for free download. These resources are aligned with Australian Curriculum and are suitable for English, Digital Technologies, Health, Art, Science and Humanities & Social Science lessons.

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The Tweeting Galah

Four short stories about growing up in the digital age, complete with interactive augmented reality experiences:

The Tale of the Tweeting Galah
The NUMBER ONE rule of flying is to never use your phone. But surely Gabbo's teacher won't notice if he just posts just one selfie ...!?

The Sensational Saga of the Bumbling Bilby
Sure, it was funny when Balbina the Bilby fell over during her PE lesson ... but it's not so funny when her friends posted a video of it online.

The Strange Story of the Singing Clownfish
Clancy the Clownfish has made a new online friend. But when she starts digging deeper she realises that her 'friend' may not be who they appear to be ...

Curious Case of the Overly Playful Platypus
Presley the Platypus loves playing games on his new iPad ... until it starts interfering with the rest of his life.

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The Surfing Penguin

Four more short stories about growing up in the digital age, complete with interactive augmented reality experiences:

The Scary Plight of the Surfing Penguin
When Pablo the Penguin's big brother finds them a movie on the internet, it's a little scarier than Pablo was prepared for. Now what. is. that. tapping at the window!?

The Courageous Quest of the Smiling Quokka
Quinn the Quokka is devastated when she sees nasty comments posted on her photo... Luckily, her friend knows just what to do!

The Troublesome Episode of the Trolling Echidna
Edgar the Echidna thinks mucking around and destroying things in his online game is hilarious ... but not everyone agrees!

The Galahs' Close Encounter with the Creeping Kestrel
Gabrielle the Galah learns the hard way that there are dangers to posting your location online. Fortunately her big brother, Gabbo, is there to save the day!

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The Little Possum who Looked Up

If you enjoyed Dr Seuss, you'll love The Little Possum who Looked Up! Quirky rhymes and funny characters address the important issue of screen time balance … for the WHOLE family!

When Pebbles the Possum looks up from her screen, she sees the moon shining brightly outside her window. She decides to stop looking up faraway places on her tablet, and visit them in real life instead. But to finish her rocket ship and get to the moon, she’ll need some help from her family. If only they could LOOK UP from their screens long enough to help her!

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The Zooming Owl

With a termite attack forcing the closure of the Flying Academy for Young Galahs, Wing Commander Grey is transitioning his class to online learning. Gabbo and his friends are looking forward to video conferencing with the acclaimed Intergalactic Flying Operations Specialist, Pilot Wingstrong .... as long as technology issues don’t get in the way!

The Zooming Owl is a must-read for any primary aged child transitioning into online learning. The reflection questions at the end provide guidance for teachers and parents to help kids understand this new way of communicating and learning.

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Julie Smith

The Techie Teacher

Oh my goodness! I’m giddy with excitement. This is sooo sooo good and I think it is going to be a HUGE hit. I could read this story all day long. 

Kaylene Kerr

WA Child Safety Services

The Little Possum Who Looked Up provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on our use of technology and the wonderful experiences we can share together online and offline.

Kristy

Year 3 Teacher

Thank you for this wonderful book and teaching resource. I have been reading the stories to my Year 3 class as part of our health program to reinforce healthy online behaviours.

Proudly West Australian

The Tweeting Galah cyber safety chidren’s book series is written by Esperance-based author and experienced educator, Kim Maslin. All books in the series are illustrated by Perth-based artist, John Field.

The series is proudly created and printed in Western Australia.

Collaboration Opportunities

Please get in touch with Kim if you’d like to discuss media, education or collaboration opportunities.

If you would like to contact John Field regarding illustrations for your own project, you can contact him via email.

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