Why do parents of toddlers and preschoolers need to start learning now all they can about technology, the online world and cyber safety? Surely this is something for the tween and teen parents? Something to keep in mind for later?
When I talk about technology and cybersafety to parents of preschoolers the most common responses are along the lines of:
1) “They (our kids) will probably know much more than me so I can’t even imagine trying to keep up with them”
2) “At least I have plenty of time before they start using technology and I have to be concerned about safety etc”
I know it may not be as pressing as toilet training, tantrums or sleep and settling, but as a mother who has just packed off her baby boy to high school….that time goes so very fast, and it will be an issue before you know it. [Read more...]