6 Stories About #DigitalParenting 31/08/13

6 Stories About #DigitalParenting 31/08/13

News Headline On Mobile Phone For Online Information Or MediaKeeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:

  • Plenty of options to meet students’ digital needs: Pamela Rutledge, director of the Boston-based Media Psychology Research Center, said that parents may long for education to look like it did when they were kids “but you have to step back and say, ‘Whatever my emotional feelings are, what are the skills my kids are going to need to have a good job?’ At the end of the day, you want your kids to have a good life, not good penmanship.”
  • The Best Camera For A Child May Be One They Have To Build: “We live in an age where software rules,” Nayar tells Co.Design. “That’s a good thing from my perspective. On the other hand, I’m a firm believer that we want the next generation to know how to build the stuff that software sits on top of.” (Read similar story on the BBC).
  • Cyberbullying: Parenting in the digital age”: With social media, smart phones and a generation of youth growing up with access to computers, abuse can happen anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • A Digital Back-to-School Checklist: t one time, preparing children for school required buying new clothes and a fresh set of pencils. These days, your child is likely to need Internet access and a laptop even more than a composition notebook.

  • Keeping kids safe in a digital world: Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox in the United States have collaborated on a new website to instruct Web users, primarily parents, on how youths can navigate the online world, taking advantage of its promise while steering away from its pitfalls.

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