5 Stories About #DigitalParenting 07/11/13

5 Stories About #DigitalParenting 07/11/13

News on digital tablet.Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:

  • Teach your kids to be good digital citizens: Just like teaching a kid to ride a bike, vice-principal Mark Keating said you should keep the training wheels on Internet use until your children are ready to explore on their own.
  • Studying the ripple effects of kids’ digital media usage: Now, imagine that a child turning on a screen-media device is that stone plopping into the water, and the effects or outcomes of that act are the emanating waves.  Here, the pattern is crazily fractured – going out at different speeds, changing directions, overlapping itself, bouncing off some unseen force.
  • Supertask me: is the digital world turning kids into junkies or making them smarter?: Young people have never faced so many demands on their attention. Two thirds of UK 12- to 15-year-olds now have a smartphone, according to an Ofcom report last year — a 50 per cent rise from 2011. More and more, children’s time online is spent switching between websites and apps, with new must-haves popping up every month: you’ve heard of Snapchat but what about Keek, Viber and Phish? By the time you read this there’ll be more new arrivals.

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