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Resources to help parents understand how to equip their children to thrive and survive in a digital media world.
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Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy

Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
The emphasis should be on building digital communication skills so that students can share and develop their ideas and aspirations online, says Dr Abhay Adhikari...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Eric Stockmeyer @stockmeyer1
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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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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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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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Parental Controls - Managing Social Media, Computer, Internet, Television, Cell, Smartphone

Parental Controls - Managing Social Media, Computer, Internet, Television, Cell, Smartphone | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Tips and advice for parents managing today's digital media.

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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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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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Parenting Cyber-Kids in a Digital Age | Dr. Michele Borba's Reality Check

Parenting Cyber-Kids in a Digital Age | Dr. Michele Borba's Reality Check | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Parenting advice to help us monitor and stay involved in our kids' online world and increase their safety.
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Second Annual Parenting/BlogHer Study of over a Thousand Moms Reveals Technology’s Impact on Family Life: Kids Hit Digital Milestones at Younger Ages

Second Annual Parenting/BlogHer Study of over a Thousand Moms Reveals Technology’s Impact on Family Life: Kids Hit Digital Milestones at Younger Ages | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Study finds 71% of online moms do not go more than a day without using the Internet, while 1 in 4 moms report their kids start playing with and using mobile phones by age 2.

 

Highly recommended slideshow with more info here: http://www.slideshare.net/BlogHer/e-moms-blogher-and-parenting-8-2-jkc

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Preparing Our Children for Global Digital Citizenship Success — iKeepSafe

Preparing Our Children for Global Digital Citizenship Success — iKeepSafe | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
RT @iKeepSafe: The world is getting smaller. So how does this affect our youth?
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Digital Literacy Learning Activities for the Early Phase

Digital Literacy Learning Activities for the Early Phase | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Fantastic collection of digital literacy activities for younger students.
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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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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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Digital Citizenship Resources

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

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.

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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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Nieman Reports | Connecting Kids With News in Their Community

Nieman Reports | Connecting Kids With News in Their Community | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Youngsters made video games, and educators found that ‘hands-on activity helped kids to process news reporting.
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How Facebook And Social Media Affect The Minds Of Generation Next

How Facebook And Social Media Affect The Minds Of Generation Next | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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.
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Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade

Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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.

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Off to study raising children in this Digital Age

Off to study raising children in this Digital Age | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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.

 

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digicitizenship - Digital Citizenship WIKI

digicitizenship - Digital Citizenship WIKI | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

"This is a resource for grade level teachers to prepare students to use technology appropriately and being mindful of the citizenship skills they already possess."

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Learning to Read in the Digital Age | ChildUp

Learning to Read in the Digital Age | ChildUp | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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. "
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