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Is it ok to let my kids play with the iPad when I need a break?

Is it ok to let my kids play with the iPad when I need a break? | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
I have two kids, ages 7 and 2. My eldest is given access to the iPad on car trips and once in a while at home. My younger son likes to sit by his brother while he plays and of late, has been pointing to it and asking for it.

 

 The content each child is using should be developmentally optimal for each child—and that means having different content for each. Here are some tips to manage time and content:


Choose content with each child in mind. You can use parent reviews fromCommon Sense Media to decide which apps, books, and games to try out, choosing a variety of activities such as finger painting, making music, and, for your 7-year-old, activities and games with reading, math, and science.


Use it with them sometimes. The way that kids best use technology to learn and grow is with adult interaction and guidance, bonding with them and “scaffolding” their explorations.


Use the tablet as part of their rich experience, rather than a babysitter.Continue to foster the same expectations for tablet time with your 2-year-old as you have done with your 7-year-old. While it is okay employ the tablet to smooth car rides or even to grab a few moments to work, I would recommend against using it at mealtimes for a host of physical and mental health reasons. It is important that the iPad doesn’t become an expected (or demanded) part of the daily routine and remains a special, once-in-a-while activity.

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And while Common Sense Media is an awesome tool to help parents, nothing beats good ol' 'staying in the room' surveillance.  Keeping your ears open for inappropriate content is the best way to keep the ipad safe.  And do use kid appropriate browsers for youtube, because even a two year old can swipe himself into some inappropriate viewing material.

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9 Kids' Apps Make Summer Reading Fun!

9 Kids' Apps Make Summer Reading Fun! | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Download the infographic below to find a dozen great apps for kids Pre-K to high school, and even one for multi-lingual learning and kids with autism! Most of them are free or less than $5 and are available on iPhone, iPad, and/or Android devices.
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Now Recruiting: Responsible Cybercitizens of the World

Now Recruiting: Responsible Cybercitizens of the World | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
CyberWise is the go-to source for BUSY adults (parents and teachers) who want online safety and education information that will help them help kids!
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Some People Think the Internet is Broken. Can Google Help Kids Fix It?

Some People Think the Internet is Broken. Can Google Help Kids Fix It? | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
How can we make the internet a better place for kids? Google has just released a free program called Be Internet Awesome to educate kids on phishing, passwords, media literacy, and being kind online. Will it help?
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Protecting Digital Freedom

Protecting Digital Freedom | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
The right to privacy is a crucial element of our personal security, for free speech and for democratic participation. It is a fundamental right in the primary law of the European Union and is recognised in numerous international legal instruments. Digital technologies have generated a new environment of potential benefits and threats to this fundamental …
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Your Child's First Smartphone? What You Need to Know.

Your Child's First Smartphone? What You Need to Know. | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Is your child ready for this? Are you ready? Have you had "the talk"? Don't panic, help is here!
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Instagram most likely to cause young people to feel depressed and lonely out of major social apps, study says

Instagram most likely to cause young people to feel depressed and lonely out of major social apps, study says | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Instagram is the most damaging social media platform when it comes to young people’s mental health, new research suggests.
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Το Instagram, χειρότερο μέσο για την ψυχική υγεία των νέων: http://health.in.gr/news/scienceprogress/article/?aid=1500144965
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International Day of Families: celebrating families, education and well-being

International Day of Families: celebrating families, education and well-being | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
15 May marks the annual United Nations International Day of Families. Each year, the day offers an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.
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Google and Facebook aren't fighting fake news with the right weapons

Google and Facebook aren't fighting fake news with the right weapons | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Tech giants and media companies aren't pursuing the fake-news solutions that scientist are convinced will work.
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Ιός μέσω Gmail δίνει πλήρη πρόσβαση του λογαριασμού σε χάκερς -Πώς θα το καταλάβετε, τι πρέπει να κάνετε

Ιός μέσω Gmail δίνει πλήρη πρόσβαση του λογαριασμού σε χάκερς -Πώς θα το καταλάβετε, τι πρέπει να κάνετε | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Συναγερμός έχει σημάνει καθώς ένας κακόβουλος ιός εξαπλώνεται σαν φωτιά στο Διαδίκτυο, «μολύνοντας» υπολογιστές και απειλώντας την ασφάλεια των προσωπικών εγγράφων χιλιάδων ατόμων.
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Why we need to manage the Internet of Toys

Why we need to manage the Internet of Toys | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it

Connected toys come in many different forms, from smart watches to teddy bears that interact with their users. They are connected to the internet and together with other connected appliances they form the Internet of Things, which is bringing technology into our daily lives more than ever. 


 However, the toys' ability to record, store and share information about their young users raises concerns about children's safety, privacy and social development.

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 Parents, let's talk about it! Videos to guide and inform parents about cyberbullying

 Parents, let's talk about it! Videos to guide and inform parents about cyberbullying | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Today, cyberviolence is one of the biggest risks confronting children online and their parents are often unprepared to protect them from its ever-changing forms.
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Google is using games to teach kids about online safety

Google is using games to teach kids about online safety | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
With the rise of phishing, malware and fake news, it can be hard for adults, let alone children, to identify what's safe and what's not. Parents can teac
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Chrome Flaw Allows Sites to Secretly Record Audio/Video Without Indication

Chrome Flaw Allows Sites to Secretly Record Audio/Video Without Indication | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Researcher discovered that websites on chrome can secretly record audio and video without red indication
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Online etiquette or ‘netiquette’ – The dos and don’ts of online communication

Online etiquette or ‘netiquette’ – The dos and don’ts of online communication | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it

With so much of their lives playing out online, it is important for young people to consider how their online behaviour and choices can have an impact on themselves, and others.


 Here are 7 top tips to help young people with online etiquette:

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Online Predators ..

Online Predators .. | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it

There are a number of steps you can take to protect your kids from online predators. 


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Competition: Redesign Digiduck’s Front Cover

Competition: Redesign Digiduck’s Front Cover | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it

Here’s what you need to do:

For National Share-a-Story Month we're inviting children to get creative and enter our design competition. 

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The competition closes on Wednesday 31 May
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Wannacry Ransomware

Wannacry Ransomware | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol is working closely with cybercrime units in affected countries and with key industry partners to provide operational support and to coordinate international efforts to mitigate the threat and help victims. The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and requires a complex international investigation to respond effectively and identify the culprits.
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Be Share Aware 

Be Share Aware  | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online. We've got simple tips and advice on keeping children safe on social networks, apps and games.
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WannaCry and other cyber attacks: How to protect your PC

WannaCry and other cyber attacks: How to protect your PC | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Podcast: Larry Magid speaks with National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Executive Director Michael Kaiser about Wanna Cry and other security threats and precautions As you know doubt heard, a very nasty form of ransomware has infected computers around the world, encrypting files so that users can't access their own data. The perpetrators behind this attack are…
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Tips for gradually introducing technology to your child

Dr John Sharry, Founder Parents Plus Charity offers advices on managing technology in the home. For more articles from Dr John Sharry see www.solutiontalk.ie'
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Talking points for parents - meeting new people online

Talking points for parents - meeting new people online | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Making friends online is a normal part of teen life, ensure your child understands how to stay safe online with these helpful talking points.
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Promoting internet safety on mobile devices

Promoting internet safety on mobile devices | Be  e-Safe | Scoop.it
Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, our aim is to provide a multi-stakeholder platform showcasing a range of viewpoints and experiences on keeping children and young people safe online. As such, we welcome guest blog posts on our areas of focus. We were recently contacted by Helen, a freelance writer and mother, passionate about ensuring a future where her boys can safely navigate the internet. Here, she talks about the importance of promoting internet safety on mobile devices.
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