Author: Bronte Vincent
Published: May 25, 2017
A local galah is featuring in a new illustrated children’s book, designed to teach children (and their parents) how to be safe and responsible online.
Gabbo the galah was born and bred in Esperance, and when he’s not flying over West Beach or hanging out with his flock of friends, he enjoys surfing the internet on his smartphone. As Gabbo and his friends – Callie the clownfish, Balbina the bilby and Presley the platypus – grow up in this ever-changing digital world, they experience the dangers that digital devices, social networking and online games can bring.
Their experiences are now available in a newly published book, “The Tweeting Galah” written by Esperance local, Kim Maslin. Growing up in the digital age herself, and spending the past nine years working in primary and secondary schools, has given Kim first-hand insight into the pros and cons of digital technologies.
With its topical stories, vibrant illustrations, reflection questions, learning activities and augmented reality components, “The Tweeting Galah” provides valuable lessons on how to behave appropriately online, in a fun and interactive way.
You can get your hands on a copy of “The Tweeting Galah” at the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School fete, held this Sunday 28th May 9.30 am – 1.00 pm. At the fete, $5 of every book purchase will be donated to the P&F fundraising efforts for the school’s new digital learning space, Studio Q.