Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

Month: July 2013

Are We Getting Enough Vitamin ‘C’ in the Digital World?

Jul 30, 2013
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As a children’s media researcher I am fascinated (some would say obsessed) with watching how people use technology in the ‘real’ world. When I was sitting in a café last week, I saw something that completely shocked me. It was a fairly typical scene: two women about to enjoy a meal together. Lots of conversation. […]

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Is YOUR Television Viewing Harming Your Child?

Jul 18, 2013
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 WARNING: this blog post addresses a controversial topic and one that polarises parents. I am going to address the unintended consequences of parents’ own TV viewing. Many parents are oblivious to the potentially harmful effects of background TV on their child’s development.   I live by Maya Angelou’s mantra, “When you know better, you do […]

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Digital Babies

Jul 8, 2013
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There is no doubt that today’s children are born into a digital world. Children now experience ‘digitalised Childhoods’. What about very young babies- is this digital immersion appropriate? What impact is this ‘digital dunking’ having on their very plastic brain? As a Mum, and also as a children’s technology researcher, this is a question I have […]

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7 Signs Your Child May Have a Technology Addiction

Jul 3, 2013
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  “My child’s addicted to technology,” parents frequently lament.   There’s no doubt that children are ‘plugged in’ to digital devices.  And often from a very young age. And switching them off, or playing outside is often met with reluctance (or a techno-tantrum). But are they really “addicted” to technology? So how much is too much? This […]

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