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Using technology at home, keeping safe on the Internet, using computers in early childhood, teenagers and social media
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A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives

A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.
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Primary Possibilities: Step by step insturctions for keeping children on task - in one app

Primary Possibilities: Step by step insturctions for keeping children on task - in one app | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
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Cath Parker's curator insight, August 25, 2013 5:45 AM

Very useful for Preschool / Kindergarten where iPads are being used in rotation groups

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Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Reading Websites for Young Readers

Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Reading Websites for Young Readers | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
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Internet Safety for Kids and Teens - A Cheat Sheet

Internet Safety for Kids and Teens - A Cheat Sheet | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
A quick, non-techie Cheat Sheet for Parents.

Via Beth Dichter
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You need to give your email address to be able to download internet safety tips on Instagram, minecraft, Google and more.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:15 PM

This link will take you to a page where you can download this booklet that looks at  how to keep children safe online. Specifically it covers Netflix, YouTube, Apple Products, Google and Instagram. 
Although geared to parents much of the information is valuable for teachers, and many may not be aware of some of the issues that are shared.

Carol Thomson's comment, July 16, 2013 6:45 AM
a bit too geared to the US but I think I can use this to design something more UK friendly. Thanks.
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Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better

Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
If you want to understand digital fluency, consider what it takes to be fluent in a language.
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Consider this is choosing a suite of programmes and apps with which to support a learning programme - include a range of tools including coding and social media.  Its not good enough to stick to Kid Pix and online games K-2.

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Digital Literacy Tips for Little Learners

Digital Literacy Tips for Little Learners | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
Children are learning to use computers earlier than ever. These digital literacy tips will help you prepare to introduce your preschooler to technology...and the fun they can have with computers!
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Cath Parker's comment, August 26, 2013 8:16 AM
A well written article about the importance of preschoolers being exposed to digital technology ...and the importance of parents being engaged and involoved in that exposure.
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The iPad and Parental Engagement in Education

The iPad and Parental Engagement in Education | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
Parents have a very different perspective. Whilst educators wax lyrical about the potential of the iPad for learning, there are concerns from parents about its impact on their child. Or so we thoug...
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Public or Private? The Risks of Posting in Social Networks | Malware Blog | Trend Micro

Public or Private? The Risks of Posting in Social Networks | Malware Blog | Trend Micro | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
Posting too much information could lead to undesirable consequences such as identity theft. Trend Micro found that 1 in 3 people know someone who became victims of identity theft.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:52 PM

How many social networks are you a member of? How often do you answer questions that request your date of birth, your school, your hometown...questions that may seem innocuous but may also be answers to security questions on other sites. 

This infographic looks at the following social networks: Facebook, Twitter,  Google+, Mixi, Sina Weibo, Tumblr. Linkedin, and Pinterest. It will allow you  to see how each of these sites falls in the areas of: privacy settings, contact details, connections, birth date, employment, location and name.

It also provides information about the potential backlash of providing personal information including identity theft, social engineering, and damaged reputation as well as some statistical information.

To learn more about the risks of sharing information online check out this post, or go directly to the infographic at:

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/the-risks-of-posting-in-social-networks/

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:38 PM

La importancia de reflexionar de manera cuidadosa y crítica sobre los pros y contras del uso de las redes sociales actualmente, es parte de una cibercultura que como sociedad tendremos que afrontar las consecuencias de no poder prevenir a tiempo ni a los usuarios ni a las instancias y organizaciones promotoras de estas herrmientas digitales sociales. Es necesario hacer campañas de difusión masiva para no caer bajo los controles mediáticos de las corporaciones y grupos criminales que pueden hacer mal uso para detectar personas y controlarlas mentalmente hablando.

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DigitalKidsPart1

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A clear and comprehensive slideshow explaining how our children's lives are impacted by computer technolgy and how we need to keep informed to help them navigate the challenges arising from living in a digital world.

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Technology

Technology | ICT for Parents | Scoop.it
Information, tips and resources about technology, using technology, cyberbullying and cybersafety.
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