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Top Digital Parenting posts of 2016

The world of digital parenting in a todays world presents us with many challenges. What we face is a world that is dynamic, fast paced, ever changing and very often unknown. As parents, this can leave us feeling fearful and powerless. We need to remember however,  that we play a crucial role. We need to take the time to understand the technology, empathise with the challenges our children face and be empowered to help make the best decisions for our families. The only way we can do this is by being informed and educated as to what is out there and take the time to understand what it means to grow up in a digital world.

I have had a fabulous year getting out amongst parents, students and teachers all over Australia this past year and sharing what I believe is crucial information to help todays young people. I certainly intend to do much more of the same in 2017.

So here are some of the gems from 2016 to help you stay informed and empowered when it comes to all things digital technology, devices, social media, gaming and screentime.

Understanding the digital world

What a viral photo tells us about parenting in a digital world

Convincing Parents to say “yes” to technology, screentime and social networks

Why parents must stay relevant in a Digital World

Are we addicted to technology? Or do we need to change the rhetoric?

4 reasons your child’s brain is wired to have techno tantrums (and possibly yours too)

My most frequently asked questions on Cyber Safety

How do I control my kids screentime?

Great resources, apps and sites

5 kids safe search engines to keep them safer online

Safer sites and apps for kids video watching

Internet contract for kids, tweens and teens

The Modern Parent teams with Family Zone to keep kids safe online

A Smartfeed to find great apps, movies and media for kids

Social Media Behaviours

When kids make mistakes online, what should parents do?

7 signs social media is killing your kids self esteem (or yours)

Practise in the playground before playing online 

Be safe, Be smart, Behave better online

My response to vile pornography ring

How do I know if my child is ready for social media?

The positive role of social media for young people

Latest trends and kids media

Is the Musical.ly app safe? What parents need to know?

My week on snapchat: getting perspective for kids and teens

Best Family apps from The Modern Parent

and finally

50 things to do without technology and screens

So there they are. Some light reading that will leave you feeling empowered, enlightened and ready to take on the next phase of your digital parenting journey. See you for more in 2017.

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One Response to Top Digital Parenting posts of 2016

  1. Giovanni Zappavigna March 20, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Great compilation, as a new daddy in this era. It is very important to keep up with the latest technology.

    Our kids are born in the digital era so as a parent it is crucial we keep up with, so we can keep our children safe.
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