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Is it ok to let my kids play with the iPad when I need a break?

Is it ok to let my kids play with the iPad when I need a break? | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
I have two kids, ages 7 and 2. My eldest is given access to the iPad on car trips and once in a while at home. My younger son likes to sit by his brother while he plays and of late, has been pointing to it and asking for it.

 

 The content each child is using should be developmentally optimal for each child—and that means having different content for each. Here are some tips to manage time and content:

 

Choose content with each child in mind. You can use parent reviews fromCommon Sense Media to decide which apps, books, and games to try out, choosing a variety of activities such as finger painting, making music, and, for your 7-year-old, activities and games with reading, math, and science.

 

Use it with them sometimes. The way that kids best use technology to learn and grow is with adult interaction and guidance, bonding with them and “scaffolding” their explorations.

 

Use the tablet as part of their rich experience, rather than a babysitter.Continue to foster the same expectations for tablet time with your 2-year-old as you have done with your 7-year-old. While it is okay employ the tablet to smooth car rides or even to grab a few moments to work, I would recommend against using it at mealtimes for a host of physical and mental health reasons. It is important that the iPad doesn’t become an expected (or demanded) part of the daily routine and remains a special, once-in-a-while activity.


Via Anna Karidi Pirounaki
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And while Common Sense Media is an awesome tool to help parents, nothing beats good ol' 'staying in the room' surveillance.  Keeping your ears open for inappropriate content is the best way to keep the ipad safe.  And do use kid appropriate browsers for youtube, because even a two year old can swipe himself into some inappropriate viewing material.

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Ronan Hughes: Online safety guidance after schoolboy's death - BBC News

Ronan Hughes: Online safety guidance after schoolboy's death - BBC News | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
New internet safety guidance is sent to schools in the wake of the death of County Tyrone schoolboy Ronan Hughes.
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To Post Or Not To Post Your Kid's Pics: What Parents Should Know And Consider

To Post Or Not To Post Your Kid's Pics: What Parents Should Know And Consider | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
New research shows the vast majority of parents on social media don't know the implications of posting their children's photos online.
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#digitalparentingtip: think twice before posting photos of your children on social media.

 

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Influence of Social Media on Teenagers

Influence of Social Media on Teenagers | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
The influence of social media on adolescents and teenagers is of particular importance, not only because this particular group of children is developmentally vulnerable but also because they are among the heaviest users of social networking.
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excellent #digitalparenting information for parents of teenagers!

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Kids Put in Danger by Parents' Online Oversharing

Compromising children's safety online doesn't take a hacker -- just a savvy individual and some information that parents already provide.
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#digitalparentingtip: oversharenting

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Will eating dinner together really protect your child from cyberbullying? | ACMA

Will eating dinner together really protect your child from cyberbullying? | ACMA | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
According to research, teens who eat more meals with family are better protected against cyberbullying.
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#digitalparentingtip: Families! Eat together!

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You Might Be Putting Your Kids At Risk On Social Media

You Might Be Putting Your Kids At Risk On Social Media | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Sharenting is the new term used to describe parents who post information about their family and kids online. A national poll says more than half of mothers and a third of fathers discuss their child's health and parenting on social media. Basically, ...
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#digitalparenting tip: think twice about over-sharenting.

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What Parents Can Learn About the Internet From Kim Kardashian

What Parents Can Learn About the Internet From Kim Kardashian | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Children take their cues from their parents' behavior and reactions. Parents' fear of too much screen time is valid, but outdated and not useful in carving out a thoughtful road map....
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Digital Parents: using Kim Kardashian as a teaching moment. Incredible, but true.

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Teenagers and the Internet

Teenagers and the Internet | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use....
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#digitalparentingtip

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Top 10 Steps To Respond To Cyberbullying

Top 10 Steps To Respond To Cyberbullying | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Whether you are a female gamer, a celebrity or just a kid trying to navigate the social scene on Instagram, you can encounter unparalleled levels of viciousness online....
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Digital Parents: 10 steps to respond to cyberbullying

 

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Hello, Barbie: the Internet of Toys brings opportunity and controversy

Hello, Barbie: the Internet of Toys brings opportunity and controversy | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Start-ups like ToyTalk are trying to monetise childrens’ fascination with Siri. Yet the claimed educational benefits are being countered by privacy and morality concerns.
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DIGITAL PARENTS: do you want an Internet of Toys Barbie for your child?

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Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?

Should parents ever worry about Minecraft? | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Minecraft dominates the spare hours of millions of children - but is this an entirely good thing?
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DIGITAL PARENTS: what do you think - is Minecraft a good thing?

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Over half of UK parents unaware if their children are being cyberbullied

Over half of UK parents unaware if their children are being cyberbullied | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Over half of British parents admit they wouldn't know if their children were being cyberbullied and also would not know what to do
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Is Parenting On Social Media A Good Idea? - Health Aim

Is Parenting On Social Media A Good Idea? - Health Aim | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Parenting on social media is becoming a common practice.
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Saudi con artists use photos of sick American girl to solicit donations - BBC News

Saudi con artists use photos of sick American girl to solicit donations - BBC News | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
The story of a young Saudi cancer patient prompted an outpouring of sympathy and cash donations - until it was revealed to be a fake.
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#digitalparentingtip Avoid posting pictures of your children on social media sites.

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The average parent uploads 973 photos of their toddler on social media

The average parent uploads 973 photos of their toddler on social media | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Nearly 1000 photos of kids are posted online by parents before they turn five and 17 per cent admit they don't check Facebook privacy settings, creating a digital footprint the child has no control over.
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#digitalparentingtip: check your privacy settings!

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Is Wi-Fi making your child ill?

Is Wi-Fi making your child ill? | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
As France bans Wi-Fi in nursery and primary schools, a British expert who has given up using wireless gadgets says we should do the same
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#digitalparents: should you give up your wifi in order to protect your child's health?

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Parents confused by children’s use of internet slang - E & T Magazine

Parents confused by children’s use of internet slang - E & T Magazine | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Most parents are baffled by the language used by their children, a new study has revealed, mostly because of social media and instant messaging.
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#digitalparents: send me an email at elizabeth@crossingguardconsulting and I will send you a list of cyberslang and acronyms.  Happy to empower parents!

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Raising digital kids: 10 tips for improving parent-teen relationships

Raising digital kids: 10 tips for improving parent-teen relationships | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
By Annie Fox: You know your child is an adolescent (semi-formed human) when she or he: Gives you attitude over stuff that's never been an issue before. Refuses to do what you ask. Agrees to do it a...
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#digitalparenting tip from Annie Fox.

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Twitter cracks down on cyber bullying

Twitter cracks down on cyber bullying | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Twitter, the world's second largest social media network, has announced it's getting serious about fighting cyber bullying.
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Consumer Group Accuses YouTube Kids Of Exposing Children To Unwanted Ads

Consumer Group Accuses YouTube Kids Of Exposing Children To Unwanted Ads | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
A coalition of advocacy groups claim that YouTube Kids should be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for possibly violating regulations on advertisements targeted at children.
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Digital Parents: are your children using YouTube Kids?

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Burnbook: What parents need to know about the controversial app

Burnbook: What parents need to know about the controversial app | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
Teens across the U.S. are using controversial new app Burnbook for anonymous cyberbullying in schools.
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Digital Parent Warning: Be on the look out for Burnbook app.

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British Children Spend On Average Six Hours A Day Glued To A TV Screen Or Tablet

British Children Spend On Average Six Hours A Day Glued To A TV Screen Or Tablet | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
According to the latest statistics, kids in Britain between the ages of 5 and 16 are glued to a TV screen or tablet for around six to six-and-a-half hours per
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DIGITAL PARENTS: how is it possible for a 5 year old to spend 6 hrs a day on a screen?

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Cheshire, England: Schools Intend To Call The Police On Parents Who Let Kids Play Violent Video Games

Cheshire, England: Schools Intend To Call The Police On Parents Who Let Kids Play Violent Video Games | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
An association of school “heads” (roughly equivalent to principals) in one region in England will call the police on parents who let their kids play violent
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DIGITAL PARENTS: do your children watch violent video games? 

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What is Burnbook? The most current anonymous app to cause cyberbullying issues

What is Burnbook? The most current anonymous app to cause cyberbullying issues | Internet, Social Media and Online Safety | Scoop.it
TORONTO – Parents and teachers across the U.S. are expressing outrage over a new anonymous social networking app that they say is made to encourage cyberbullying.The app – dubbed Burnbook – encourages users to post “jokes, fails, shout outs, revelations,...
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Digital Parent Warning: Burnbook is one app that your children do not need to download.

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