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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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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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