“There is no question that parenting in the digital age brings enormous challenges especially for parents who were not raised in the digital world. This wonderful book sets out in an easy-to-read way, fabulous information to help you build in your children an understanding of how to navigate childhood, adolescence and even adulthood in the digital landscape in healthy and constructive ways. It explores all the big things that parents want to know about how technology can be a part of life, without causing harm and most importantly while keeping our kids safe.
Great work Martine, this is a really excellent must-have book for parents today.”
If you’re a parent in this digital age, then it’s likely the following rings true for you:
- You want your kids to feel safe and in control of their digital world.
- You want them to be able to navigate the risks in that world with confidence.
- You want them to grow, thrive, connect, create and collaborate despite those risks.
You’re also aware that to achieve the above, you need to be proactive in understanding the digital world a bit better yourself.
If you’ve been reading this website for any amount of time, then you know Martine Oglethorpe to be a parenting educator who is able to stay abreast of technology changes while keeping one foot firmly grounded in an understanding of the things that make families strong.
She skillfully combines her professional expertise with the lived experience gained by guiding her own children down the pathway to being skilled, savvy digital citizens. In the pages of this book lies the blueprint for parenting kids in the digital age. It shares how to be engaged in the digital lives of your children without being overbearing or burdensome; to know when to tread lightly as a parent and when care and caution need to be taken.
“The Modern Parent Book is an essential handbook for any parent. There are a few parenting books that I recommend to parents and this has been added to my list of must haves”
Nicole Avery, Planning with Kids
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What others are saying
Michael Grose, Parenting Expert:
“Martine Oglethorpe is part of the new breed of parenting educator who nimbly stays abreast of technology changes, yet keeps one foot firmly grounded in the timeless ways that make families strong. I came across Martine’s work some time ago and loved her positive, no nonsense approach to raising kids in this new digital and social media space. Suddenly there was someone who is opening up possibilities and helping us peer into the opportunities that digital technology offers our kids – but always with our eyes wide open.
This book is the very best of Martine Oglethorpe. It removes the fear from parenting kids in the digital age, replacing it with confidence and optimism. Martine skilfully combines her professional expertise with her experiences of guiding her own children down the pathway to being skilled, savvy digital citizens. In these pages lies the blueprint for parenting kids in the digital age; that is, to be engaged in children’s digital lives without being overbearing or burdensome; and to know when to tread lightly as a parent and when care and caution needs to be taken…..
Enjoy the learning……you’re in good hands”
Nicole Avery, Planning with Kids:
As you can see by the number of tags on my copy of the book Martine sent me, there were many takeaways for me – so I basically suggest you grab the book from her website here, it is completely worth every cent! But I decided I would shortlist my three personal key takeaways from the book
- Critical thinking – kids need to be taught to think critically so they have the skills to be able to evaluate the content they consume online for truthfulness, relevance and appropriateness regardless of what device or platform they are on.
- Consent – kids need to understand what consent means and how it applies to them and to others online.
- Mistakes – kids will make mistakes online just like they do in real life. As parents, how we react to these mistakes will determine what our kids tell us about their ongoing online experiences.