Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- BYU Study Finds Digital Link to Kids Strengthens Bond for Parents: The study has found that the most connected of parents, who use social media such as Twitter and Instagram, are closer to their kids in real life. According to the study, those kids are less likely to be depressed, disconnected, and despondent when it comes to interacting with parents.
- Fighting the Child-Porn Problem With Digital Technology: In what was bound to be only the second-biggest news story to come out of the U.K. on Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron announced a new program to filter pornographic content from Britons’ online searches. By the end of next year, Internet users will have to actively choose whether or not to allow porn on any device connected to their ISPs. (Or, as one British site declares in a headline, “UK flicks switch on ‘I am a pervert’ web filters.”)
Really Big Coloring Books Launches Digital Coloring Books on Samsung’s Learning Hub in 29 Countries: The digital library includes an array of topics from dinosaurs to animals, nature, games, fantasy, transportation and wide ranging educational titles with many fun shapes and sizes on which to color and learn.
[VIDEO] Juvenoia: The kids are all right, even on the Internet: The professor hypothesized that this siege mentality has grown over the millennia as we’ve gotten further and further away from tribal society, where the tribe reinforced the values parents taught their children.
- Pornography filters to be switched on in all UK homes, David Cameron to announce: David Cameron is expected to announce today that all UK homes with internet access will have pornography filters applied by default. (and a response from Sky)
- Is there really a digital divide?: If you’re not feeling particularly au fait with all this new technology, luckily you’re not alone. A recent study by Nominet asked 1,001 UK parents with children aged 10-18 years oldhow they felt about their children’s online activities, revealing some interesting findings and showing that even net-savvy parents sometimes struggle.
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.