Blogs and Articles

Advice to parents re: sexual content in games Oct 25, 2021

I was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on the topic of sexual content in video games and more specifically, how can parents prevent their children from stumbling upon inappropriate content?  You can see the article behind a paywell here: "Roblox struggles with sexual...

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Ensure critical thinking and positive influence on YouTube Oct 25, 2021

How can I ensure that my child is critical about what they see online and is positively influenced by influencers they follow?

There are so many different things that children can watch on YouTube: videos made for especially for children; videos made by other children like them; educational...

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Encouragement and resources - post-COVID digital parenting Oct 25, 2021

 

Believe it or not, this is NOT a post about Coronavirus or COVID-19. 

This is a post about support and resources and positive thinking to help all parents and caregivers as they adjust their lifestyles to an intensive digital period. 

At Digitalem (formerly Digital Parenting...

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Back to School, Remote Learning and Digital Families back-to-school digital parenting pandemic Aug 20, 2020
 
Back-to-school is creating anxiety for families, whether your kids have already started or will start soon. But digital parents can get ahead of the game and start planning their child's digital environment.
 
We often say that we want our children to survive and thrive in the digital...
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Digital Parents, let's raise porn-resilient children! digital parenting pornography Aug 08, 2020

 

Seriously, I know that you are probably cringing as you read the title of this blogpost, but cringing isn't going to help our digital families.

As parents we have to dive into some of those uncomfortable topics in order to guide our children on the digital highway.  Now, more than...

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Grayscale on an iPhone – what is it and why it’s cool. digital parenting smartphones technology and tech devices Jul 18, 2020

 

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS GRAYSCALE STUFF?

Some of us love black and white movies, but today, the vast majority of movies are made in full, bright, robust color.  Why?  Because, duh, colors stimulate us and on the big screen this is just plain VIBRANCY.  But what about on...

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Michelle Obama was wrong and let me tell you why digital parenting May 04, 2019

If you haven’t heard, Michelle Obama wrote a book touted as “an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.”  And then she did a book tour talking about the book. She went from city to city, country to country, talking about the...

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Being a Child in the Age of Technology digital citizens technology and tech devices Apr 02, 2019

I co-wrote this free, downloadable handbook with Janice Richardson (the creator of Safer Internet Day) for the Council of Europe. The handbook is a guide for parents, educators, children and policy makers. You will also find another free CoE guide, the Internet Literacy Handbook, in the...

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The 5 C's Of Digital Parenting digital parenting Apr 02, 2019

The first quarter of 2019 has begun with a variety of digital parenting concerns that would seem to be the perfect recipe for confusion and despair for parents and caregivers.  Parents have had to contend with problems ranging from viral challenges, (hoaxes and cheese throwing) to gaming...

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Black History Month: Notable Achievements In STEM technology and tech devices Feb 28, 2019

The month of February is coming to a close and I wanted to end Black History month with one final celebration of the successes of Black Americans in the United States.

As an African American lawyer, law professor and eSafety consultant, I thought it would be timely to write a post on Black...

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Black Friday for Parents in the Digital Age digital parenting technology and tech devices Nov 24, 2018

Hey Digital Parents,

Let me ask you a question, what do Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday all have in common?

Give up?

Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking.  I know, right.  You weren't expecting that.  Let me walk you through this.

Thanksgiving: every year, millions of...

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Digital Parenting on Purpose with Amy Carney digital parenting Oct 29, 2018

I started following Amy Carney on parenting after a girlfriend shared some of her blogposts full of spot-on tips - and I fell in love with her style and advice and just plain ol'  common sense.  As a mother of two young boys, I was mesmerized by this woman who made parenting 5 children...

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