Award-winning professional speaker Scott Steinberg is among today’s best-known trends experts and futurists, and the bestselling author of Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World, Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty and Millennial Marketing: Bridging the Generation Gap. The founder of Select nightlife magazine, and host of Next Up on NewsWatch, his website is www.AKeynoteSpeaker.com.
It's the burning question on every family's lips: At what age should you buy your kid a smartphone or similar mobile communications device? Ironically, as parenting experts note, and we point out in new book Parenting High-Tech Kids: The Ultimate Internet, Web, and Online Safety Guide, there's no one answer that fits every household. Rather, the decision when to invest in such devices is largely a function of family need, children's maturity level, and both how well-equipped that you feel your children are to make good decisions and the safety tools that you've put in place to catch them if they should stumble.
You don’t have to be a parenting expert to realize: Keeping kids safe on social media services like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram has become a top priority for today’s family.