Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Security fears as children can’t tell difference between online and offline friends: The research for the Vodafone Ireland Foundation reveals that many children struggle to tell the difference between “offline” and “online” friends, with almost a quarter saying they would like to meet their online friends and a further 51pc undecided.
- Digital literacy ‘as important as reading and writing’: “Becoming literate in how the technical world works is equivalent to reading, writing and maths. We need to look at this fourth literacy as mainstream,” he says.
- Smile! Overindulging children with too many holiday photos?: Myers-Walls says parents can learn a lot from how their children view the world through a camera. A family activity could be to let the children take photos that will be featured on the family’s holiday card. Ask children to take pictures of something that represents winter or the family’s celebrated season.
- Kids’ Online Blunders Lead To Financial, Data Losses For 18% Of Parents: Children nowadays grow up surrounded by numerous digital devices and the Internet is a huge part of their lives. While many kids surpass their parents in terms of digital literacy, it does not mean that they are aware of all the dangers lurking in cyberspace.