Digital toys don’t harm or help your children #digitalparenting

Some interesting research from the University of Edinburgh re whether technological devices really affect modern childhood: But parents found it difficult to know whether widespread exposure to these products was good for their children, as many of the devices had not been invented when they were children. “Some will tell you that children have an affinity for technology that will be valuable in their future lives,” Plowman said. “But others think that children should not…

#DigitalParenting 10/07/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to 'Raising Children in a Digital Age' in the news: Apps That Help Kids Like Chores: Mobile games don't have to keep kids glued to the couch. New chore apps use rewards and monsters to motivate them to fold the laundry, take out the recycling and more. Tivola Children's and Educational Apps hit 4 Million Downloads: "We were very excited when we hit the 4-million mark for our app…

The Byron Review 2008 #DigitalParenting

It's easy to access the full Byron reviews online, but here's a bit that I've found particularly helpful in framing my thinking: We are a society preoccupied with parenting. Information and advice for parents exists in many forms and across all media. Most parents want to parent their children as well as they can and will take active steps to seek out approaches to enable them to do the best they can for their children.…
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