What is it?

A podcast is like a pre-recorded radio-style program available on the internet and can be downloaded to your computer or MP3 player.

How does it work?

You need to go to the website where the podcast you are interested in is located and download the software, then click on the links for the podcasts that you would like to listen to.

Why is it useful?

You can download audio on any topic you like, from your favourite bands and radio shows to television clips. Podcasts can be very educational and help your child's learning.

What do you need to keep in mind if your children are downloading podcasts?

Check that the information/material that they are downloading is suitable for your child.

Want to know more?

Try looking up a radio station website that you are interested in, and following the instructions to download the podcasts available. For example, ABC Radio provides great podcasts. You can also find podcasts through iTunes.


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