The Surfing Penguin



The Surfing Penguin is an easy-to-use classroom resource for teaching

primary school students about cyber safety issues.

Reflection questions and learning activities throughout the book make

it literally a grab-and-go set of lessons for you and your class to enjoy!

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eBooks versions now available

 eBook versions of The Tweeting Galah cyber safety series are now available via Amazon.

The Surfing Penguin is an Australian-made, illustrated book made up of four short stories. Each short story addresses a different cyber safety issue relevant in the lives of today’s children:

  • Viewing scary/inappropriate content online
  • Cyber bullying
  • Trolling / Online gaming
  • Location Services

Written by an experienced teacher, the book incorporates a number of interactive learning activities to assist kids with their understanding of these important topics, including reflection questions following each story and Zappar augmented reality experiences.

The Surfing Penguin can be used to address key parts of the primary school curriculum:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Protective Behaviours
  • Health
  • Literacy
  • ICT Capability

The Lesson Library is regularly updated with free accompanying resources.



“The Surfing Penguin” offers a unique approach to cybersafety education for children and parents alike!


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


Engaging learning activities allow children to develop a deeper understanding of cybersafety issues.


With its relatable characters, vibrant illustrations and quirky stories, “The Surfing Penguin” is a story the whole family will enjoy!

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Used in 400 schools… and growing!

The perfect addition to your classroom library

“The Surfing Penguin” sees old and new characters return to the Australian outback, as they navigate the world of online gaming, social media and entertainment.

There are many ways teachers are using this book in their classes. While some read it to the class, followed by reflection questions others have integrated it as part of their guided reading rotations.

Some use it within Digital Technologies classes, and incorporate hands-on technology activities afterwards, while others are focusing on the literacy aspect and having students write their own short stories inspired by the characters!

The augmented reality experiences allow for a unique inclusion of new technologies – whether it be used as part of the lesson, or as an early finisher treat.  

Proudly  West  Australian

The Tweeting Galah series is written by Esperance-based author, Kim Maslin and illustrated by Perth-based artist, John Field.

It 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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