Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Zambia: ZICTA and Unicef Ink Mou On Digital Safety: The approach of digital citizenship and safety aims to foster positive use of digital tools among children and young people, empowering them to make the right choices online and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to use digital tools to advance their rights and development in schools, communities, and their lives.
- ichaper, The Mobile Chaperone, Launches Internationally On November 19: Mobile product developer Innovation 31 announced today the launch of ichaper, The Mobile Chaperone, a comprehensive smartphone monitoring application designed to encourage family dialogue around responsible mobile device use.
- How to combat bullying in the digital age: Cyberbullying is defined as deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about another person. As of 2011, at least 75 percent of teenagers had cell phones, and more than 50 percent were logging into some version of social media daily. The 24/7 access to digital media allows for such damaging information to become wide public knowledge almost instantly – and incredibly difficult to remove. The most recent numbers report that more than 20 percent of adolescents have been the victim of cyberbullying. This is a very common online risk and can result in severe depression, anxiety, social isolation and even suicide.
- Kindle Free Time – allowing parents to manage/limit their children’s content online