#DigitalParenting: The Monitor Report 2011-12: Children’s Media Use and Purchasing

There is a newer report that was released earlier this year, but unfortunately the British Library doesn't have it yet, and at £2k to buy...  This report was released in January 2012, when latest payment packages for broadband and mobile phones removed "constraints that previously held back access, and ever-lower prices for laptops, tablets and e-readers make these an attractive proposition for birthday and Christmas presents." 2700 children interviewed across 100 schools. "Alongside this, parents…

#DigitalParenting: Childwise Monitor Trends Report 2012

Childwise The Monitor Trends Report 2012: Trends data from the Childwise Monitor Report 1997-2011 These studies have been undertaken since 1997, into media purchasing and behaviour. It indicates that it's intended for those who work with children, and those who market to children. Each survey uses around 27,000 children aged 5-16, through 100+ schools. In the last couple of years those over 7 have done their interviews online, whilst 5&6 year olds continue to have…

#DigitalParenting: Nancy Willard: Cyber Savvy Embracing Digital Safety and Civility (Sage, 2012)

See accompanying website: http://embracingdigitalyouth.org This book is a second for this author in this area, designed to encourage educators, mental health professionals & law enforcement (USA) to work together to become content teachers on safety and civility for “today’s digital youth”. The Cyber Savvy instructional approach is grounded in the understanding that the vast majority of young people want to make good choices, do not want to be harmed, and do not want to see…

Pew Internet: Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives

Abstract of an article that contains some very interesting quotes: Teens and young adults brought up from childhood with a continuous connection to each other and to information will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who count on the Internet as their external brain and who approach problems in a different way from their elders, according to a new survey of technology experts. Many of the experts surveyed by Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center and the…

The Parent’s Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media, Shawn Marie Edgington, Brown Books, 2011 #DigitalParenting

The foreword to this book was written by Megan Meier's mum, the teenager who killed herself after cyber-bullying on MySpace. The author (a risk manager), who has set up the Cyber Safety Academy, watched her own daughter harassed online for months without knowing what to do. Despite the experiences of both of these parents, she is keen to emphasise that this book seeks to offer a balance of pros/cons for a 24/7 digitally connected world.…
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