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A Digital Investment For Your Kids • WP Dude

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Good thoughts from a web developer about parking domains for your kids names.

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Raising Kids In Our Digital Media World

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New media technologies are changing rapidly. The opportunities and challenges for parents and their children can be both exciting and intimidating. This slideshow from Common Sense Media gives a good overview of the changing media landscape and provides a framework for understanding its impact on your kids.
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Is coding the new literacy?

Is coding the new literacy? | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Why America's schools need to train a generation of hackers.
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Learning a programming language today is like learning a foreign language many moons ago. As this articles states, learning to code has the power to impact huge change in the world.

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Digital Parenting Questions that Fifth Graders Want to Ask Their Parents

Digital Parenting Questions that Fifth Graders Want to Ask Their Parents | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Over the years, as I've moved in and out of classrooms sharing information about technology learning tools and digital citizenship, I've overheard students ask pointed, but reasoned questions about digital parenting.
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From the mouth of babes...

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A Digital Gap Between Kids and Parents

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A new study finds there is a significant disconnect between what kids do online and what their parents think they do. Is this just a new flavor of an old problem? Or is something else going on?
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46% of kids in this recent study who have admitted to engaging in "risky" online behavior say they would not take those risks if they knew their parents were monitoring them.

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Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, June 27, 2013 1:23 PM

Il gap digitale tra genitori e figli. La necessità di un'educazione alla

Pirjo Sallmen's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:49 AM

Onko lasten ja vanhempien välillä digitaalinen kuilu? Mitä digitaalisella kuilulla oikeastaan tarkoitetaan?

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7 Tips for Making Sure Your Kids Are Behaving Safely and Appropriately Online This Summer | ScreenRetriever

7 Tips for Making Sure Your Kids Are Behaving Safely and Appropriately Online This Summer | ScreenRetriever | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Kids have more idle time on the computer during summer vacation. Check out these 7 Tips to make sure your kids are behaving safely and appropriately online!
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Here are some good, basic internet safety tips to discuss with your child. Also, this blog is run by a company that has some excellent monitoring software that can help you have conversations with your children about responsible computer use. Here's a link to a video interview I did at a recent homeschool conference where the program is explained: http://youtu.be/1yVY3_XeFMc

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Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool | MindShift

Reward, Educate, Occupy: Using Technology as Parenting Tool | MindShift | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
This generation of parents grew up with TVs, video game consoles, and computers, so digital media is one of many tools they use in their parenting repertoire.
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The article highlights results from a study by the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. It includes a link to a PDF of the report, and among some interesting findings is that parents do not see media as particularly “educational” for their children, but they also do not see most media as being particularly harmful to their children either. In addition, most parents do not seem to be seeking out much information about the media their children use, which makes you, dear reader, in the minority. :-)

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The Internet doesn't have a delete key

The Internet doesn't have a delete key | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Guest post by Dave Taylor It's something that I hear from teens all the time, the refrain that "it's cool, I can just delete it if it's a problem" when we're talking about online safety, privacy an...
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You do know that photo, video, status update, story or tweet you're thinking of posting is there to stay, right?  Tech expert, blogger and dad Dave Taylor sounds off in this reminder that the internet never forgets.

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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Key findings include:

 

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on their social media profiles than they did when we last surveyed in 2006:

 

- 91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006.

 

- 71% post their school name, up from 49%.

 

- 71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%.

 

- 53% post their email address, up from 29%.

 

- 20% post their cell phone number, up from 2%.

 


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Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:43 AM

US data but Pew Research is reputable. Privacy is a learned habit and we cannot assume younger people see the need. Maybe they will be proven correct and privacy is not required to the same degree as I feel it is and should be? Thanks Gust Mees.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:58 AM

The Pew Reports are always fascinating.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:29 PM

Educators should be aware of this. Will there be issues or concerns down the road?

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Study Highlights Importance of Digitally Educated Parents

Study Highlights Importance of Digitally Educated Parents | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
One Ouch is Too Many
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Research by the Family Onlne Safety Institute shows children, primarily teens, need their parents to help them navigate the internet. Adult content, privacy and cyberbullying are important concerns and the study shows that a gap exists between parents’ and teens’ perceptions of parents’ monitoring and how well informed parents are. Communicating with your child is key, and this article by Mary Kay Hoal of Yoursphere gives a good starting point.

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YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum

An exciting initiative for students and teachers to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube and across the wider web in a few short lessons. To take part,...
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This video serves as an introduction to an exciting initiative for students and teachers, which can also be used by parents, to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube and across the wider web in a few short lessons. The interactive curriculum is aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like:  YouTube’s policies, How to report content on YouTube, How to protect their privacy online, How to be responsible YouTube community members, How to be responsible digital citizens. The goal is to help students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity. To take part, go to http://www.google.com/edu/ytcurric

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A Digital Investment For Your Kids • WP Dude

A Digital Investment For Your Kids • WP Dude | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Good thoughts from a web developer about parking domains for your kids names.

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Gaming in the Classroom [Infographic]| The Committed Sardine

Gaming in the Classroom [Infographic]| The Committed Sardine | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Gaming, wikis, blogs, social media, interactive polls and QR codes: just some of the technologies that teachers are bringing into the classroom. The dizzying pace of tech evolutions offers some challenges as teachers and administrators race to keep up with the latest tools. The research discussed here shows the payoff for schools that become “friends” with educational gaming.

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Helping Parents Raise 'Smart Media Kids' | Common Sense Media

Helping Parents Raise 'Smart Media Kids' | Common Sense Media | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Determining how much is too much when it comes to children and digital media is a hard boundary to define, but as experts have found, banning technology altogether is not the most effective solution.

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Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Apple’s leader limited his children’s screen time, and a surprising number of other technology executives do too.
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Apparently, Steve Jobs was not only a tech genius, he was also digitally literate.

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10 Signs You May Be Addicted to Your Tech (Yes You, Parents) - McAfee

10 Signs You May Be Addicted to Your Tech (Yes You, Parents) - McAfee | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Disclaimer: If you are in blissful denial that your tech use is out of control at any level, then this article will make you uncomfortable. It may even make you mad. You may want to skip this post and go play Candy Crush instead. Professionals say the first step to dealing with, and overcoming any …
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A good look in the mirror to take stock of online habits that should NOT be an example to our kids.

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11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic

11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world.

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This article makes a good point about the use of visuals and interactivity through the use of technology. In addition, while it's possible to enhance learning through digital tools, the need is to not just learn how how to use them, but how to filter unnecessary content and communicate key concepts. There's an interesting infographic that illustrates how to do just that in regard to this topic.

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Digital Literacy

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Digital technology is transforming the way our kids play, think, interact and learn. Check out our digital literacy articles, videos, and tipsheets.
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A launching point from TVO Parents based on a collection of their articles, videos, and tipsheets on digital literacy, including using digital technology to teach kids math, social media in the classroom and the power of learning code for girls.

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The Sword, the Shield, and Lessons from the Wii

The Sword, the Shield, and Lessons from the Wii | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Homeschool dad Dave Webb inspires his kids to dream big, be intentional, and use media and tech as powerful teachers.
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Here's a guest blog post I did for Father's day for the great folks at Common Sense Media.

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How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code

How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn. It teaches vital problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills. Plus, it can be downright fun for you both.
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My 16 year old started playing around with standard educational computer games when he was two. I recently got him hooked up with an online course on web developement: https://www.udemy.com/how-to-become-a-web-developer-from-scratch/. My guess is, that if he would've had access to some of the apps in this article, much of what he's learning now would be second nature to him. I'm really liking the idea of introducing coding to my younger kids just for the design and problem solving skills they'll learn, and there are some great resources here to help make that happen.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Before Posting Facebook Photos, Ask Yourselves, ‘Should I Upload It?’ - AllFacebook

INFOGRAPHIC: Before Posting Facebook Photos, Ask Yourselves, ‘Should I Upload It?’ - AllFacebook | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
It seems that for every one of the roughly 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook each day, users can find corresponding words of advice on how to manage their photos on the social network. (Digital literacy infographic for all!
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Photos are a great way to share on Facebook. But there are some guidelines you should consider when doing so. This infographic provides some tongue-in-cheek insight on how to go about it intentionally and intelligently. :-)

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Understanding Digital Parenting: The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kids

Understanding Digital Parenting: The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kids | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Understanding Digital Parenting: The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kids will help every parent who has ever struggled to bridge the information gap between what they can see their child doing at home and what they are doing online.
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Nice, concise 32 page guide from uKnow.com and Internet Safety Expert Tim Woda. The ebook covers:

The Importance of Educating Children about How to Use the Internet.Stages of the Digital Child and How to Parent Effectively at Each Stage.The Importance of Building Trust with Your Child.Technology Solutions for Digital Parenting

Supply an email address, download the guide, get peace of mind.

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Best First Kids' Apps | Common Sense Media

Best First Kids' Apps | Common Sense Media | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
The best apps for your kid’s first iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, or Kindle Fire.
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Not sure they're "essential" but, great learning and fun (or is that fun learning?) for mobile devices.

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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Do children under 18 automatically know how to use technology properly without guidance from adults? This article looks at one experiment that examined that assumption.

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Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 6, 2013 2:28 PM

Tech myth! All students are tech savvy.

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Is Texting Mangling the English Language? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Texting Mangling the English Language? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Do your OMGs and LOLs have you srsly forgetting how to write in proper English? This infographic explores the rise of texting and its effect on language.

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Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 6, 2013 2:29 PM

Finding an appropriate balance in writing.

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Digital citizenship basics

Boiling digital citizenship down for easy digestion (7 slides + an addendum with some research background).
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HI Carissa.
Thank you for the rescoop!
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HI Evelyn,
Thank you for the rescoop. I really appreciate rescoops because they help me find other people with similar interest. It looks like you have a nice site here. Best of luck to you.
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Teens 2012: Truth, Trends, and Myths About Teen Online Behavior

Teens 2012: Truth, Trends, and Myths About Teen Online Behavior Kristen Purcell, Ph.D.
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