It’s important that our children understand how they should behave online and why it’s so important. Discuss your digital values as a family, using this resource as a guide.
Dr Kathy Weston Talks with Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE: How Children and Young People Engage in the Digital World
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Sonia Livingstone, one of the foremost experts on how children and young people engage in the digital world. They discuss screen time, children’s use of smart phones and the place of digital technology in families today.
Listen to Dr Weston’s 5 most important tips for families to consider when engaging with the digital world.
This video describes key things that parents need to know about the concept of screen time.
These days, although we might find it tricky, we have to think about our children becoming ‘porn-resilient’. This necessitates a look at what is going on out there! We know that children are encountering porn at a young age due to access to digital technology, but do they have the skill set to navigate material they might come across accidentally, or otherwise?
Parents often worry about the impact of social media on mental health. This video highlights some of the research evidence and hopefully reassures parents, to some extent.
Join Dr Kathy Weston for some quick tips on how to manage your children’s use of screens and tech over the Christmas period.
This rather detailed document summarises some of the most important research evidence about young people’s use of pornography. In addition to making sure you are aware of what teens might be accessing, it also helps parents think about how to approach conversations that might be tricky!
When should you buy them a phone? And if you do, what should you talk to them about before you do? This resource is a great handy guide for parents to mull over before they give their child a phone.
A useful summary of 50 things that parents should be aware of, or reflect on, when it comes to thinking about their child’s use of social media. Read through the list and see if anything resonates. Use it as a platform for those all-important chats with your child.