Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Alison Bryant of PlayCollective on the Advantage of Books in the Kids Digital Market: “They [parents] see a digital book, for example, as 40 percent more valuable than an app,” Bryant said. “That’s interesting. There’s an inherent value still in the book form, whether its done digitally or in print, that parents are seeing, and I think we need to be thinking more about that.
- Digital diversions for kids to help keep your holidays happy (and sane): 5 apps to keep kids busy whilst you prepare on Christmas Day.
- WILBY, A Virtual Friend For Children Around The World!: Already recognized as the “safe social network for children” and enjoying active popularity in 90 countries, WILBY.TV announced today the launch of this new application which allows children to communicate with Wilby and receive personalized answers.
- Free laptops bridge digital divide: In many regional and rural areas, access to the internet and affordable computer technology is a chimera on the horizon. But an ambitious program backed by a blend of subscriptions, federal government funds and corporate sponsorship, aims to supply 50,000 laptops free to school children by next June. It could help close the digital divide that runs deep in certain regions of Australia.
- UN partnership struck to protect Zambian children online: The partnership is aimed at ensuring that the growing access to digital technology in Zambia benefits the country’s children.