It’s almost unfair how easily children seem to juggle their phones, tablets and other technology. It may seem as if they’re doing just fine on their own, but the truth is, they need your help and guidance if they’re going to grow up to be good digital citizens. So what do you do if tech just isn’t your thing, or if the thought of trying to manage all those devices has you overwhelmed? Have no fear. We’ve got the parenting tools and tips to get you started. Read more.
When creating products for children and teens, it can be challenging to follow all the rules around privacy, safety, advertising and marketing. At PlayWell, our primary mission is to help companies navigate those rules more easily, create products that are safe for young consumers, and market those products responsibly and ethically.
Parents also face extraordinary challenges in trying to balance how, when and what technology their children use.
Leaning on my experience working with industry, I’ve written a variety of posts intended to give parents a peek under the hood of technology products their children are using. In that spirit, here are some tips for parents who need to have “the privacy talk” with a young child who is ready to join social media websites. Read More.
It’s the start of a new year, and as we focus on changing our habits for the better, I’d like to remind you to include improving personal privacy practices on your list of resolutions. It can be a little daunting to think about the trail of information that we leave out on the Internet, and this can be particularly unsettling for parents when they consider the information that their children are disclosing. However, creating good privacy habits can be pretty simple, and will free up space to focus on all the good that technology provides.
For some tips on getting started, check out my latest post, written for National Cyber Security Alliance on behalf of iKeepSafe: 5 Steps to Begin Managing Your Digital Footprint.