Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Mom of Accused Teen Cyber Bully Arrested on Child Abuse Charges: The mother of a teen accused of bullying a girl until she committed suicide was arrested Friday on suspicion of child abuse.
- Facebook CEO’s sister writes ‘ironical’ children’s book on need to stop tech addiction Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi Zuckerberg has reportedly written a children’s book titled ‘Dot’ in which she gives the message about the need to stop being addicted to the digital technology and enjoy the real life. In what appears to be an awkwardly ironical incidence, the book comes from the sibling of someone who is apparently part of the digital addiction many adults and kids face today.
- Introducing We365 – the first digital platform to inspire social good in youth: We365 is a one-stop-shop for youth to take action, providing a central hub to collect and track volunteer hours, applaud and reward young world-changers, encourage social activism and help them connect with other like-minded, young individuals.
- Sexts, Lies and Smartphones: Any parent who has ever watched their child hunched over their smartphone, furiously tapping away, may have wondered – “What exactly are they doing?” And, “Should I check their phone?”
- Worldreader Receives Grant To Pilot E-Reading Program In Africa’s Libraries Worldreader (worldreader.org), the nonprofit aiming to end illiteracy by providing digital books to children and families throughout the developing world, today announced a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test what could be a long-term sustainable way to give access to digital books to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Removing My Children From the Internet: About a week ago I began deleting all photos and videos of my children from the Internet. This is proving to be no easy task. Like many parents, I’ve excitedly shared virtually every step, misstep and milestone that myself and my children have muddled our way through.
Turn your tablet into a guilt-free digital babysitter: But most tablets aren’t made for kids. They’re delicate electronics, and they provide full Internet access and a wealth of apps and content that are at best incomprehensible to—and at worst totally inappropriate for—young minds. Fortunately, making your tablet safe to hand over to your toddler is, if you’ll pardon the pun, child’s play.