Digital Parenting

Digital Parenting
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Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Tweens

Tweens think they're more digitally savvy than they are. Digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov gives advice on setting screen limits for tweens.
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Pokémon Go: Why a Hip Mama Suited Up for Battle

When an ultra-trendy augmented reality game like Pokémon Go takes the world by storm, what does a mother do? Gear up and join the fun!
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Internet Age Restrictions: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

My 9 year old is jonesing for a smartphone. And a YouTube account. And an Instagram account. And a Facebook account. I have explained to him ‘Not yet’ in terms that I think he now understands. I told him simply that he has to wait. He has to grow-up a bit. Age restrictions exist for a reason.
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Teen Coach: How to Prevent Losing Your Teens Online

A father says that his 12-year old son has entered middle school. He wrinkles his nose and says that he is not working enough, and he isn’t talking much either. Then he laughs, “Oh well.” I laugh back. Then I add, “Whatever you do, don’t get him his own smartphone or tablet.” One look at the father’s face, and I know that it is too late.
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Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?
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Parenting in a Digital World: The Best Internet Safety Resources

Digital parenting is no different than ‘regular’ parenting and one of the first things that a parent does is memorize the contact information for emergency services. Well my Digital Parenting friends, this post contains all the contact information that you need in the event of a digital emergency in France, the UK and Belgium. And I hope that you NEVER EVER need them.

Minecraft: An Epic Cheat Sheet for Parents

If you are the parent of a child aged 5-17, you have undoubtedly heard of Minecraft. The phrase ‘heard of,’ in most cases being a euphemism for ‘struggled with.’ If left unmonitored, your child would pretty much play this video game non-stop and would use seemingly nonsensical phrases that you may have trouble decrypting.
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Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Teens (Part 3)

Parents of teens are in the forefront of digital parenting challenges as they live with young people who have grown up in a digital world, who seem fearless as they navigate the digital highway and who display mindboggling ease with swiping, tapping and switching screens. What are they up to online, and what should parents be concerned about?
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Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Children (Part 1)

The first in a three-part series in which digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov shares the real deal: how insiders on eSafety deal with their own children, the rules that they set and best practices.
Elizabeth Milovidov

Meet a Cyberspace Cop Protecting You from Internet Abuse

Our children live and breathe the language of computers. But how much is too much for a child? What should a parent do to protect a child’s journey into cyberspace? Meet Elizabeth Milovodov, who's showing children, parents and educators how to get the most from the Internet, safely.