Be a Digital Parent Role Model

The key to digital parenting is communication.

A  digital parent . . .

  • Talks with their children openly and regularly
  • Knows that there is a time and place for tech - and is able to explain that to their children
  • Searches online for anything that they don’t understand
  • Appreciates the benefits of Internet and technology
  • Is aware of the risks of Internet and technology
  • Remains calm when something happens
  • Pays attention to their children’s use of screens, including TV, Kindles, gaming consoles, etc.
  • Is a good digital role model
  • Knows how to use parental controls
  • Encourages their children to use Internet and technology, (wisely and safely)
    Plans offline activities whenever possible

And here are some excellent resources to keep you motivated:

Family Online Safety Institute: 7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting

Internet Matters: Online Issues: Learn About It, Talk About It, Deal With It

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