Tag Archives | devices

devices in the classroom

What skills are devices really teaching kids in the classroom?

Can devices in the classroom really be worth the effort and the risk? What are the skills they are actually gaining from all that swiping? When talking about the uptake of technology into a classroom, parents are often a little nervous. When contemplating what year level devices and tablets should be introduced or whether they […]

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saying yes to technology

Convincing parents to say ‘Yes’ to technology, social networks and screentime

Do your parents need convincing when it comes to technology? Are you a child who has been asking mum and dad for a new device, access to a social network or more screen time? Or are you a parent with a child wanting a new device, access to a social network or more screen time? […]

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online parenting

Practise in the playground before playing online

I have written many times before about my concerns at simply following age recommendations when it comes time to handing our children a device, or setting them up on social media or letting them play games online. Sure, age restrictions are there mostly to protect young people and ensure that their playing is appropriate for […]

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phone for xmas letter

A letter from Santa for a new device, phone or tablet

If you suspect Santa may be gracing your child with a new device, a phone or a new tablet or ipad, then setting up some boundaries from the get go is the best way to ensure they remain a welcome addition and not an object of conflict! Pop this little letter from Santa in the […]

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Netiquette

Devices and etiquette in social situations: are you practising what you preach?

When it comes to our devices and etiquette, and deciding what is appropriate for social situations, we all seem to have a view. Are we practising what we preach, or at least what we think? Waiting in line at the supermarket, standing at the bus stop, travelling on a train, it is certainly the norm […]

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e-smart digital licence

A digital Licence for Safe, Smart Kids

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation recently launched their new initiative to help Australian primary school kids become safe, smart, responsible digital citizens, with the introduction of their  e-smart digital licence.  This is a fantastic step forward for our kids in Grade 6 who are already well immersed in a world lived largely online. Technology and portable […]

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TOP DIGITAL PARENTING POSTS 2014

Top Digital Parenting Posts of 2014

As we pack up the Christmas tree and pop the champas on another rendition of “Auld Lang Syne”, it’s time to reflect on the year that was. I hope it was a good year for you. If it wasn’t so great, I hope you found the love and support from those close to you to […]

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