Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Why I Don’t Read Digital Books to My Kids: This brings me to the subject of digital books for young children. A 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrated that 81% of parents of minor children believed that it is “very important” for their children to read printed books. Another 13% believe that it is “somewhat important.”
- Daily digital access could hurt your kids: It may seem like an easy way out, but constant use of technology could create a brain that is out-of-whack.
- 4 services for monitoring your child’s online activities: One of the bigger struggles a parent faces is how much privacy to give to their children … and when? With a 15-, a 13-, and a 10-year-old, I have three very distinct age groups to contend with when it comes to monitoring activities online.
- Digital Divide: How Teens are Keeping Parents in the Dark: A fifth of all Irish teenagers have accessed inappropriate content online that disturbed them, according to ‘Digital Divide,’ a new study conducted in Ireland by McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security company. The study also found that while Irish parents believe their children are doing enough to protect themselves from online dangers, that this is not the case. The research coincides with today’s announcement that the McAfee Online Safety for Kids programme will now extend nationally across Ireland. The programme aims to educate children about staying safe online and was launched today by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.