Eight prompts to bring perspective and purpose to our beliefs around tech. We can revisit this process as our families grow and change – as well as the technology.
With the proliferation of the internet – including the rise of the Internet of Things, connected toys, machine learning, virtual reality and more – parents need to take responsibility and protect their children from online threats. There are some common sense and simple steps that household leaders may take to immediately gain more visibility and control over their families’ online activity.
Today, we confront a myriad of new safety issues, concerns, risks and harms, while also benefiting from the wonders that technology can and does bring into our and our children’s lives. Our original worries focused on content, but now the online safety community, as well as parents, teachers and caregivers, are just as concerned about behavioral, emotional and developmental side effects of our hearty embrace of all things digital.
Together we can improve civility online while educating, empowering and engaging digital citizens. Using the 3 E’s of digital citizenship (Educate, Empower, Engage), we can look at ways to increase civility online
Applying to college? Ease your social media madness with these 12 tips
Selfies are not the answer to the growing self-esteem problem we have. And not allowing your child to use apps such as Instagram and Snapchat isn’t the answer either. Instead use these tips to open up a conversation with your child about the images they share online and the images they see others posting.
As educators, healthy boundaries help a school flourish. Policies and rules should be honored and respected – but also revisited. Reflections and revisions on best practices help educators grow, evolve and have a clear direction for their goals and intentions.
You can feel more confident in your child's use of technology in the classroom and at home by taking the time to understand the services they are using and how their personal data is being handled. We have three steps that can help you think about what is happening to your child's information.