Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
‘Digital dictionary’ will help parents monitor children online: Parents can use the ‘digital native dictionary’ to decode what their children say online, after it was revealed that almost two thirds don’t understand the language their children use on the internet.
Can social workers tell if a child is at risk online?: A new toolkit aims to help social care professionals identify when young people are in danger from digital technology.
- Half of parents don’t monitor children online and two thirds of us don’t understand online slang: Disney’s Club Penguin surveyed 1,000 parents of children aged between the ages of six and 14 about their child’s behaviour on the web. Just under half said they don’t regularly monitor what their children are doing online, and nearly two thirds admitted to not understanding the language used on the web.
- Digital Kids Summit and Digital Kids Education Events Kick Off Next Week: “With a dual focus on digital entertainment and learning, we are very excited to bring our Digital Kids events to San Francisco,” said Tonda Sellers, VP of Conferences at Engage Digital. “Engaging with kids online and on mobile devices is big business and we provide industry professionals the opportunity to connect, learn and explore avenues to grow their business, all in two day’s time!
Call for tech giants to better police ‘free apps’ duping children: The major tech companies should be doing more to protect against smartphone and tablet apps that dupe children into making unauthorized purchases, according to one digital expert.
- Amine Doukkali: Keep Kids Safe Online With Back-To-School Tips: “Many smartphone apps, social media sites and Internet scams can have consequential outcomes for children who do not practice Internet safety,” heeds Pruitt. “As these outlets expand, it is essential that parents and caregivers review Internet safety with their children to help prevent them from falling victim to potential Internet and digital dangers.”
- ‘Digital kids’ spark new learning concerns: Yang Hao has been letting his daughter to play iPad games since she was two. Two yearslater, he is beginning to wonder whether the digital exposure is a good thing.
- How to make a children’s app: But to save you some effort, I’m attempting to organize all the various resources we’ve pointed to as well as some additional thoughts to address the question in one place
- Surviving the hyper-social digital chaos: Every school has it — a gang of kids that posts pictures of themselves drinking, smoking and doing unmentionable things on social media networks seen by everyone but teachers and parents.
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.