Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Japan proposing ‘Internet-fasting’ camps to break kids digital addictions: “It’s becoming more and more of a problem,” Akifumi Sekine, a spokesman for the ministry, told The Daily Telegraph. “We estimate this affects around 518,000 children at middle and high schools across Japan, but that figure is rising and there could be far more cases because we don’t know about them all.”
- Northwest Children’s Home kids sharing their digital art, stories at CAH exhibit: In an effort to provide the children with a safe space to self-express, the young artists are provided with the tools to develop digital stories through the use of personal voice recordings, photography, and drawings. Young artists, who vary between the ages of 5-17 years of age, reside at Northwest Children’s Home to receive residential treatment focused on healing from childhood trauma.
- Rajneel Kumar On How Nickleodeon India Is Approaching Digital Content For Kids: More and more time is being spent on web properties by viewers for consuming videos. There is a huge amount of proprietary content that kids consume. Parents are the major connect for us with the kids. Parents log into our websites for the kids and the kids play on the web. With respect to mobile, it is the parents who want the kids to watch the content. Once the app is downloaded, it has been designed in a very kid friendly manner, be it UI, safety and other features. We have no social media integration for content addressing age group below 13 years of age keeping safety of kids in mind.
- Scheme tells kids how they can Go Safe: “We are well and truly embedded in the digital age where children can access all types of information to study and explore their world at the push of a button. That is why we have included digital safety as a new subject in its own right.
- Should Parents Post Pictures of Their Kids on Facebook? At Slate, Amy Webb argued parents are “creating a generation of kids born into digital sin.” She and her husband post nothing—no photos, no videos—about their daughter online to protect her anonymity. Andrew Leonard at Salon fired back, “We are strengthening the ties that bind a larger community of family and friends together” by sharing our kids’ lives with a select few on social media.