Digital & Media Literacy for Parents
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Digital & Media Literacy for Parents
Resources to help parents understand how to equip their children to thrive and survive in a digital media world.
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5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age

5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
As parents, it’s essential that we focus on our children's conscious, rather than habitual, use of modern technology. Heed these 5 tips.
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Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy: A presentation for students

A talk for middle school and high school students by ConnectSafely.org's Larry Magid about digital literacy, digital citizenship, cyberbullying, sexting and how...
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Balancing Fun and Learning in Educational Games| The Committed Sardine

Balancing Fun and Learning in Educational Games| The Committed Sardine | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Katie Ash writes in this Education Week article about how to balance fun and learning using educational games. This is helpful information for approaching a teaching tool that is becoming an increasingly popular method for engaging students of all kinds in our classrooms.

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Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media

Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
This free toolkit has the resources schools need to take an effective stand against cyberbullying.
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Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. This short article gives a good explanation.

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The Importance of Digital Citizenship in Social Media | Edutopia

The Importance of Digital Citizenship in Social Media | Edutopia | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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Rules of the Road for Parents in a Digital Age

As all parents know, our kids learn from us. Not just from what we say, but more importantly, from what we do. The good news is that even if we're a bit clue...
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What Is Your Teen's Online Reputation? | Psychology Today

What Is Your Teen's Online Reputation? | Psychology Today | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
What every teen needs to know about their online reputation. By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC...
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The New Odd Girl Out: 5 Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology « Rachel Simmons

The New Odd Girl Out: 5 Ways To Talk With Your Daughter About Technology « Rachel Simmons | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

With stories of cyberbullying everywhere, parents’ anxiety increases with every headline. But parenting can’t only be about saying no and laying down the law, or operating from a place of fear.

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Parent Resources - Digital Citizenship

Parent Resources - Digital Citizenship | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Parents often ask how they can become more informed about what their children are doing online and how they can create a safe environment for them. The websites below provide some excellent resources for families.

 

Be sure to look at the slideshare "Parent Presentation" on this page.

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‘Google Effect’ Leads to Changes In Memory| The Committed Sardine

‘Google Effect’ Leads to Changes In Memory| The Committed Sardine | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Here's the actual url to the post. The original didn't work for some reason: http://www.fluency21.com/blogpost.cfm?blogID=2099

 

What did we used to do without Google if we wanted to know some kind of quick fact? You could say we had to actually do a little work to get that information, as compared to doing a quick Web search. But since we now know those facts are completely accessible in an instant, why bother with retention? That's the focus of this ESchool News article that talks about the "Google Effect", and how the transformation of our information access has also affected our memory.

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Principles of Media Consumption and Creation | Mediactive - Dan Gillmor

Principles of Media Consumption and Creation | Mediactive - Dan Gillmor | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

"We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceiful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us - all of us - by being active consumers and participants." - Dan Gillmor

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What today’s Digital Native children can teach the rest of us about technology

What today’s Digital Native children can teach the rest of us about technology | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
We've reached the point now where almost all the world's under-18s in the developed world don't remember a time when the Internet wasn't a major part of everyday life.

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Digital Citizenship Requires Digital Consciousness

Digital Citizenship Requires Digital Consciousness | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship Requires Digital Consciousness (RT @darlenerankin: Golden Rule for students today Public and Permanent http://t.co/wvSAeJh...)...
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Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy Beat Tracking Laws and Monitoring

Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy Beat Tracking Laws and Monitoring | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you use parental monitoring tools, the most important child protection "software," is not the application running on the device or in the cloud, but the software running on that very adaptive computer between the child's ears.
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Six Reasons Why Kids Should Know How to Blog | MindShift

Six Reasons Why Kids Should Know How to Blog | MindShift | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

In the digital age, kids need to have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. They need to learn the technical how-to’s, as well as a more global comprehension of how to navigate the online world.

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CyberWise Guide to Digital Citizenship

CyberWise Guide to Digital Citizenship | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
This simple Video and Companion Guide (below) help parents and educators understand why digital citizenship is the essential first step to media liter...
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Club Digital | Daily Tutorials for Internet and Computer Learning

Club Digital | Daily Tutorials for Internet and Computer Learning | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Club Digital is a program designed to bridge the digital divide for families across the country.

 

This resource is bilingual: available in English and Spanish.

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How to Get Better Grades Using Social Media | Visual.ly

How to Get Better Grades Using Social Media | Visual.ly | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
visual.ly - Create, Share, Explore Great Visualizations.

 

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Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents

Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Take a gander at our roundup of tech tools, apps, social media and parenting tips that will ease you or your kid into another school year.
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How to cut down on your kids' screen time - The Online Mom

How to cut down on your kids' screen time - The Online Mom | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

"Our kids spend their days surrounded by screens. With TVs, computers, iPads, video game consoles, and smartphones, it’s almost impossible to avoid a media overload.

 

And the problem is only getting worse: a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 8- to 18-year-olds now spend an average of over 7 to 12 hours a day with some form of media.

 

But how can parents tackle this problem? What is a normal amount of screen time, and what tools are available to help us set acceptable limits?"

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How to Form Good Technology Habits Early - Social Networking and Internet Safety Information for Parents

How to Form Good Technology Habits Early - Social Networking and Internet Safety Information for Parents | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
As soon as your children start tapping on the keyboard, that’s the time you should begin your online parenting. You'll be happy to know that parenting online isn’t much different than parenting your child when they aren’t in front of a keyboard.
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Turning Fifth Graders into Game Designers and Mobile Learners | DMLcentral

Turning Fifth Graders into Game Designers and Mobile Learners | DMLcentral | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Take 40 precocious fifth graders, a box full of iPhones, and a group of game designers and educators, stir, and release onto the busy streets of New York City. What may sound like chaos is actually Mobile Quest, a mobile game design camp in its third year.

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MediaShift . Special Series: Kids & Media | PBS

MediaShift . Special Series: Kids & Media | PBS | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Topics from the series include:

 

> Screen Time for Kids: Balancing Fun, Learning, Media Creation

> How to Control (Or At Least Influence) Children's Media Access

> The Parent Show: Will Augmented Reality Be Our Kids' Reality?

> The Literacy of Gaming: What Kids Learn From Playing

> Glaser & Son Dissect the Best Screens for Kids

> Twitter Chat: How to Avoid Ads for Kids, Share Meaningful Media Moments

> When Should You Introduce Your Child to a Smartphone or Tablet?

> Overexposed? Baby Photos in An Age of Facebook

> A Parent's Guide to Streaming Video

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