From PBS's Frontline: Digital Nation is a TV/Web report on the digital revolution and how it's changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more.
Recently, my youngest child asked a question about love and God. He quickly realized from my reaction that he must have said something clever. As I reached for my laptop, he said, "Are you going to write what I said on Facebook? Do not write it there!"
I was stunned. In fact, I was going to post his thoughts and solicit comments. But even a 5-year-old can assert intellectual property rights. And I respected his wishes.
This is an emerging gray area in parenthood: How much do we share of our children's lives when chats around kitchen tables have been replaced with chats on social networks.
Parenting 21st century learners involves providing your children access to the education and technology needed to make them skilled, literate and fluent in digital media technology. This easy-to-digest, downloadable pdf from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano of Globally Connected Learning outlines what those competencies are.
When it comes to teens and their social media habits, there's some great news and some not-so-great news. It can make your child a fast learner, but it is also associated with a host of psychological disorders.
From the article: "E-readers like iPads and Kindles are not only changing how we read, they’re changing how we learn to read. Technology’s role in literary development is the topic of an undergraduate course being taught this summer at Rutgers–Camden.
The course, “Children’s Literacies,” considers the ways in which literacy has expanded beyond learning to read and write, as a child must negotiate traditional textual and visual formats such as picture books as well as websites and handheld devices. "
McAfee recently released an online guide for Safe Virtual Banking to help users of all technical levels get the tips they need to use virtual banking with confidence. According to the guide, McAfee discovered three main personality types when it comes to online banking.
Common Sense Media offers this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate this fast-paced digital world.
Parents can take an active role in their children's digital literacy education by adapting this material to their own family's use, or by making your child's school aware of this great resource.
Internet Safety & other Digitial Citizenship Resources organized by grade levels.
This binder is an attempt to collect and organize Digital Citizenship resources by age (grade level). Often when we think of Digital Citizenship, we only think about the safety aspects of it but being a digital citizen is much more than just being safe.
How does a parent best raise a teen growing in a culture of constant communication they just don't understand? A social media expert offers tips for communicating with teens who are constantly plugged in.
The following parent's pledge was originally written for and posted on SafetyWeb.com. SafetyWeb is a thoughtfully designed tool that provides parents with a (RT @Annie_Fox: Taken the Parent's Pledge to Raise a Responsible Digital Citizen?
It's time to stop preparing students for a world that no longer exists.
65% of grade schoolers may do work that's not yet been invented. Digital literacy is crucial to the jobs of tomorrow, but schools, for the most part, aren't teaching it. Parents can take the lead by making sure their children are getting the skills they need at home.
Images like the following ones, visualize for me the urgency for all of us to become information literate to wade through the incredible, ever increasing, amount of information being created and shared with the world.
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.