Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Record your baby’s digital journey: Tots Diary is an innovative digital baby book and provides a permanent record of a child’s life, storing details such as facts and figures from the birth, why a name was chosen, a child’s first word, a first step, a favourite food, and even details of a specially loved toy.
- Early Entrepreneurs: Teach Kids Success: This is because innovation in technology doesn’t rely as strongly as it once did on engineering and mechanics or even on improving hardware. Rather, it relies on software that can be developed by anyone with the brain power and imagination to create what amounts to the building blocks of computer programming: algorithms.
- Does your child have a digital babysitter? If you’re a parent and you’ve used your tablet or smartphone to babysit your child at some point, you’re not alone. Many parents do the same.
- Tech Gadgets Proving Popular in Elementary Schools: If you are a parent of an elementary school student, you can purchase certain tech gadgets for your child to enable him or her to cope with the demands of schoolwork and achieve better academic results.
- A Digital Diaper for Tracking Children’s Health: A New York start-up called Pixie Scientific has developed a diaper that the company says can detect possible urinary tract infections, kidney dysfunctions, and dehydration, accompanied by a smartphone app that can transmit the information to a physician.
- Are Kids Who Make Their Own Video Games Better Prepared For The Digital Future?: When kids design their own video games, they are engaged in “learning-by-making.” Project based learning is a constructive experience. It is active rather than passive. It involves creation rather than consumption.
- Facebook Hopes To Be A ‘Thorn’ In The Side Of Child Pornography, Abuse: U.K. newspaper The Times reported that Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and at least three other companies are in discussions with Thorn with the aim of creating a database of the “worst of the worst” images, to be maintained by Thorn. The goal is to create a single database, rather than the current scenario, where each company has its own methods for dealing with the issue.
Teaching kids how to stay safe and savvy online: Our children often lead two lives: a relatively unplugged life in the classroom where essays may still be written out on paper, and mobile phone use is discouraged, if not banned; and a digitally saturated life beyond the school gates, where smartphones and gaming devices come out once the school bell rings.
- Protecting personal online data: Trend Micro Inc recently launched its Internet safety community initiative, known as the Trend Family, aimed at educating families, youths and kids in Malaysia on protecting their digital lives.
- New App Reinvents Sightseeing Experiences for Children and Families: Developed in consultation with some of the nation’s top teachers, History Hero brings history to life in a way that guidebooks and audio tours cannot. Kids of all ages – and their parents – take on interactive missions from the International Committee on Extraterrestrial Threats (ICE-T) to save the world. History Hero engages children during their travels, injecting excitement into sightseeing by means of an entertaining and educational battle between the History Heroes and the evil Erasers.