#DigitalParenting: Michael Carr-Gregg "Real Wired Child"

Michael Carr-Gregg is an Australian Psychologist with much experience of working with children. This book was written (in 2007)  with the support of the Australian police - nice simple read with a lot of practical advice, but no screen-shots (as digital changes too fast). The book is generally written from a positive perspective, assuming that the people reading this are parents unsure whether the online world is helping or hindering their children's experiences.... Carr-Gregg definitely…

[BOOK] Digital Parenting

Earlier this month I signed a contract with Lion Hudson to write a 45k word-text with the working title of 'Parenting in a Digital Age', building upon the kind of work that I do in my Social Media for the Scared course. I will be crowdsourcing a lot of the material in a Facebook group, plan online surveys/conversations, but first ... a pile of books/online material to read. The manuscript is due end of May 2013,…

#DigitalParenting: Resources

So I'm also collecting a number of stories online, etc. Ofcom - Children & Parents - media use & attitudes report, 2012 Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre: http://www.ceop.police.uk, especially http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk GetNetWise http://kids.getnetwise.org/safetyguide/danger/ (actively developed til 2008) Safer Media for a Safer Society: http://www.safermedia.org.uk/welcome.htm Safety Net: Protecting out Children’s Innocence Online: http://www.safetynet.org.uk, particularly http://www.safetynet.org.uk/toptips.php The UK Council for Child Internet Safety: http://www.education.gov.uk/ukccis Vodafone Parents: http://www.vodafone.com/parents Pan European Game Information (Games rating) Amanda Paulson The Christian Science…

#DigitalParenting Bibliography

Always important to survey the field before committing further words to paper, so here's the initial list of texts: Anderson, J. Cyberbullying: The Truth Behind the Shocking New Internet Trends Amazon, 2012 Buckingham, D. Youth, Identity & Digital Culture MIT Press, 2008 Buckingham, D. Beyond Technology: Children's Learning in the Age of Digital Culture Polity, 2007 Burrows, T. Blogs, Wikis, Facebook and More: Everything you want to know about using today’s internet but are afraid to ask Carlton, 2011 Carr-Gregg,…

OFCOM: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report

From the executive summary: Our 2012 Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report provides detailed evidence of media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15. For the first time it also provides indicative information about the access to, and use of, media among children aged 3-4. Our report also includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek – or not –…