How best to raise children in a digital world? Our children will be part of one of the first generations to grow up immersed in the technologies and possibilities of the digital age which raises new questions and dilemmas for parents trying to find a balance between the benefits and the risks associated with technology for their children. This is new, uncharted territory, but the good news is that there are plenty of resources to help parents navigate their way through this minefield.
The Appkins Digital Health Pyramid is a good way for parents to look at the various activities a child engages in digitally.
Use this chart as a guide to plan daily screen times for your child.
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The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.
Digital Parenting Toolkit
A guide to digital parenting for babies, kids, tweens and teens plus key issues like cyberbullying, pornography, sexting, etc.
Digital Parenting Essentials
A guide to smartphones, social media, online video games and screen balance.
What to do when your child cyberbullies others?
What To Do When Your Child Cyberbullies Others: Top Ten Tips for Parents
This detailed guide is to equip educators, parents, and other youth-serving adults to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and to prevent its future occurrence among those they care for.
Digital Parenting Community
The Digital Parenting Community is a FREE, private Facebook group that is designed to be YOUR place to share, support and cheer each other as you parent in the digital age.
The 'Trust Me' resource has been created with teachers in mind after hearing from schools that they wanted a resource which would start the conversations around extremism and extreme online content.
A series of education packs to encourage young people aged 3-18 to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.
Step Up, Speak Up
A practical campaign toolkit to address the issue of online sexual harassment amongst young people aged 13 – 17 years.
"We’ve joined forces with the NSPCC on a mission to help all children and their families in the UK stay safe online. And together, we’re offering useful tools, support and guidance to help parents and carers have conversations with their children about their online lives."