There was a time when I honestly felt not my kid. I imagined nothing could happen to my child. But it did, despite my vigilance. And that experience, in part, led me to where I am today.
In 2019 I founded Not My Kid and went public with my daughter’s story — an encounter with a predator via an online game. I wanted to support and help parents who were feeling lost navigating their children in this space.
Coupled with this, I have managed my husband’s psychiatric practice for over a decade. During this time, I have noted an alarming deterioration in the mental health of teens today, with an undeniable link to social media and gaming.
I am currently studying a degree in Cyber Security and Behaviour. In addition, I have a certificate in Counselling and Psychology and have completed various other online safety certificates.
My parent cyber safety consultations and informal group talks are available for parents of both young children and teenagers. They cover guidance and advice on:
– general information on how to navigate your child’s tech use
– basic protective behaviour education
– crisis management
Having experienced challenges with my own older children, I am acutely aware of the sensitivity of some issues, and the importance of confidentiality. Whether you are in a crisis, feeling desperate and don’t know where to turn, or simply want guidance or advice, I am available to listen, make suggestions, support and help empower you through the process.
Should I feel your situation requires further professional help, I currently work closely with several psychologists and psychiatrists who I can refer to. If you live in Sydney, I can assist you in getting an appointment.
The internet is vast and not age segregated. We all need as much help as we can get. I know how hard it is. Allow me to help you.
Let’s start with a free 15-minute call — bookings can be made via the website.