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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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Parents and Facebook [infographic]

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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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Digital Citizenship Resources

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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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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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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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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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Common Sense Media | Thinkfinity

Common Sense Media | Thinkfinity | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
RT @Thinkfinity: Help your child to make smart decisions online w/ the Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum on Thinkfinity.
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A Parent’s Pledge to Raise a Responsible Digital Citizen

A Parent’s Pledge to Raise a Responsible Digital Citizen | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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?
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Raising Kids In Our Digital Media World

Raising Kids In Our Digital Media World | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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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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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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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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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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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Guide to 21st Century Skills, Literacies, Fluency Flyer | Langwitches Blog

Guide to 21st Century Skills, Literacies, Fluency Flyer | Langwitches Blog | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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.
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Being a Modern Dad in the Digtal Age

Being a Modern Dad in the Digtal Age | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Parenting guide for Dad – Learn how to provide guidance & support to your kids’ & teens about internet safety, how to monitor your children’s online activities and protect them online.
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Digital Parenting - Protecting and Empowering Kids | An Online Interactive Learning Tool For Frontline's Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS

Digital Parenting - Protecting and Empowering Kids | An Online Interactive Learning Tool For Frontline's Digital Nation | FRONTLINE | PBS | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
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.
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