Understanding Digital Parenting: The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kids


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Childhood has certainly changed in recent years, so shouldn't parenting? Read this uKnowKids (www.uknowkids.com) SlideShare and download our original eBook, http://uknow.co/15TwSxm, for the best information on digital parenting out there.

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  • We agree, Lorne! That is why parents must have their child's social networks' usernames and passwords before they can monitor them, as well as a visible app on the phone in order to be able to monitor text messages and locations. This ensures that no parent is monitoring their child in a 'Big Brother' manner, and also creates a clear path for parents to have a talk with their kids about online safety rules, responsibilities and expectations
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  • I don't think that you have to control your child's activity in a 'Big Brother' manner. Usually that's the reason that they would become more secretive about their internet activities. It's all about raising your child to understand the potential risks or disappointments without forcing anything and in the best case in such way, that they would understand even before they sign up in some kind of social networks. It's the same principle as understanding the basic moral principles, one doesn't have to experience something in order to understand that it's bad or wrong. And it's also shouldn't be about forcing the thought on your child like some kind of Pavlov's reflex.
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Understanding Digital Parenting: The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kids

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL PARENTING The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kidswww.uknowkids.com
  2. 2. IntroductionBeing a child has changed drastically in the past few years:• 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are online.• 77% of teens have a cell phone.• 74% own a desktop or laptop computer.• 80% of online teens use social network sitesSo shouldn’t parenting change as well? ThisSlideShare will provide you the basics of DigitalParenting and how to raise smart andtrustworthy connected kids. www.uknowkids.com
  3. 3. Educating ChildrenAbout How to Use the InternetGuidelines for monitoring your child’s social behavior online:• Restrict online “friends” only to people that your child knows• Require that you review each potential “friend” prior to acceptance• Make sure your child understands that he is not responsible for what his “friends” post on his site, but that he is responsible for deleting inappropriate messages and asking that it not happen again www.uknowkids.com
  4. 4. Handling PredatorsCheck for these indications that your child may be communicating witha predator:• He is secretive about his online friends• He is suddenly talking a lot about a “new friend” that he does not know from school• This “new friend” seems too similar to your child, or your child cannot give express details about the friend such as his last name, his teacher at school or his siblings. www.uknowkids.com
  5. 5. CyberbullyingLook for the following signs to determine if yourchild may be the victim of cyberbullying:• Sudden changes in personality, such as being more withdrawn, angry or sensitive• Reluctance to go to school or participate in activities that he enjoys• Agitation after spending time online• Suddenly closing down social networking accounts or email addresses www.uknowkids.com
  6. 6. Privacy and Security RisksUse the following discussion points to structure aconversion about Internet privacy and security:• Make sure that your child understands the difference between “real” life and “virtual” life• Never share credit card information with anyone, or use a credit card online without your direct permission and supervision• Never share passwords or account information with anybody, even if a request looks legitimate Most companies will never ask for a personal information in an email www.uknowkids.com
  7. 7. What to do in an EmergencyGive your child these guidelines for handlingemergency situations that may arise on the Internet:• If something feels weird, stop• Always be honest about your activities online, even if you think that you may have done something against the rules, if you feel that you may be in danger, it is important that you are upfront about the situation• If you are fearful of a person that you encountered online, or a situation that has arisen, immediately tell your parents www.uknowkids.com
  8. 8. Stages of the Digital Child and How toParent Effectively at Each Stage Download our full eBook for information on how to be an effective digital parent during every stage of Parenthood! “Understanding Digital Parenting: The Essential Guide to Raising Connected Kids” Check out our other resources and give our product a try with our 30- day free trial! www.uknowkids.com