It’s almost that time of year again – the time that’s usually welcomed by parents and cringed at by kids: back-to-school. In order to help parents get one step ahead, we put together a rundown on some of our popular blog posts covering a range of topics from helping children succeed with technology to what parents can do if their child is being bullied online.
For some teens and tweens, this school year may be when they get their first laptop, mobile phone, or tablet. For others already connected online, they may be getting into one or two of the recently popular online messaging apps such as Kik or WhatsApp. Whatever your child’s digital development stage, it’s never a bad idea for parents to brush up on what their children are interacting with on a daily basis.How to Help Your Child Succeed With Technology
By Mitch Champagne
There are many ways parents can help set their children up for success with technology. Exposing them to multiple platforms and modeling responsible use are just two examples. Read what elementary school teacher and part-time faculty member at Trent University, Mitch Champagne, has to say. Digital Parenting Questions that Fifth Graders Want to Ask Their Parents
By Marti Weston
When given the chance, kids can offer some incredible insights into the digital habits of families. In fact, many of their observations and questions are about how their parents can become better digital citizens. Check out 10 of the best questions that Washington, DC school teacher, Marti Weston, has encountered, and how you may be able to talk about these issues with your children.Digital Citizenship: A Modern Parent’s Guide to Raising CyberEthical Kids
By Fred Lane
Parenting in the digital age seems daunting, right? With every new app, website, or device that your teen starts using, typically a slew of parental concerns follow. Privacy expert, Fred Lane, addresses some helpful key points on making sure your child is acting safer and more responsible online.What to Do When Your Child Is Secretly Being Bullied Online
By Tara Heath
Researchers report that many cyberbullying victims don’t tell their parents what’s happening to them, which means adults are unable to intervene. Learn the signs of cyberbullying, and how parents can respond in a healthy, age appropriate manner.Teens and Online Messaging Apps
By Christian Brink
If you’re the parent of a digitally connected teen or tween, then chances are you have heard about a few of the recently popular smartphone messaging apps. Check out this list on some of the top apps, their age ratings and requirements, and what parents should know.Cover image courtesy of Flickr.