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Parenting in the Age of Social Media: Guidelines for Parents And Caregivers Nov 07, 2022

Social media can feel like a bit of a minefield at the best of times. Most of us parents are still getting our heads around Facebook, let alone TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram… the list goes on! These platforms can have benefits for our children’s social and creative development, but...

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How Much Screen Time is Ok for Kids – Recommendations by Age Nov 02, 2022

Screen time is becoming an increasingly integrated part of our everyday lives. However, too much screen time isn’t healthy for us adults, let alone the developing minds of our little ones.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screen time limits for children based on their...

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A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe Online Oct 29, 2022

While the internet can be a great source of educational, entertaining, and creative content that’s just waiting to be tapped into, it can also present risks to the physical and emotional wellbeing of your child too.

The good news is laws and regulations are starting to become stricter when...

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What is the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act and how can it Protect my Child Online? Oct 28, 2022

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA) is a ground-breaking, game changing Californian law with one central goal: to protect our kids online. As someone who grew up in San Diego and became a lawyer there, I’m proud and happy to see that California is taking children's...

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A Parent’s Guide to YouTube & Parental Controls Aug 10, 2022

YouTube is a video sharing platform that can allow children access to a whole world of exciting and educational resources.

However, despite the benefits it can offer, it’s important to remember that the regular YouTube platform was not designed to be used by children. Because of this,...

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How to Deal with Difficult Digital Parenting Scenarios Aug 01, 2022

Creating a strategy for how you and your family are going to develop healthy habits and boundaries with technology is an important part of being a responsible digital parent. However, it is more than likely that you will come across some difficult scenarios that are going to challenge that...

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A Guide to What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft Jul 29, 2022

Minecraft is an open-ended building game, a sort of electronic version of Legos on steroids. The game is never-ending, and the combinations of play are endless. It can be a fantastic educational tool and can encourage creativity, teach kids to set and complete goals, make math fun, and encourage...

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Digital Parenting Strategies and Checklist Jul 27, 2022

Being a responsible digital guardian means respecting children’s rights online and empowering them to use digital devices and access the digital environment in a safe and healthy way.

Nurturing children to develop a responsible relationship with technology requires open conversations, the...

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Children In The Digital Environment Jul 25, 2022

The digital age has provided children with remarkable resources to fuel their imaginations, deepen their learning, innovate, and connect to the world around them. However, digital technology and access to the internet can have its downsides for children of all ages too.

As with all aspects of a...

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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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