11 Stories about #DigitalParenting 11/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Do children need pencils or tablets?: The results of a new survey by an online guide to nurseries, daynurseries.co.uk, show that parents should protect their young ones from what has been termed as "technology creep" which sees devices such as tablets being used in nursery schools. Children own 6 digital devices by 13: That's the findings of a new survey…

#DigitalParenting: Beeban Kidron "In Real Life"

A really interesting piece in the Guardian about a film made by Beeban Kidron re: the 'real world' on the Internet, with some debates I'd like to read more deeply into ... I certainly believe that the Internet is a 'real' place, and that the film-maker has captured what some children really do online, but by terming it "documentary" it gives the impression this is the norm - which I am not convinced about, based…

The New Porn Laws?

An extract from a draft of my book, in relation to all the content in the press re David Cameron and the new 'porn laws' (and see this excellent piece from @Crimperman) The media has focused heavily upon the ‘dangers of porn’ online for children, to the extent that many parents feel entirely disempowered to do anything about it. Sonia Livingstone undertook a content analysis of newspapers across the countries surveyed for EU Online in…