I'm sure I'm not alone in letting my 5 year old use a tablet to play games or watch YouTube videos - allowing her to watch My Little Pony videos is the only way we manage to get to sleep past 05:30! We all know how to teach teenagers to be safe online (be careful in chat rooms, don't put personal details on Facebook, don't send naked photos to your boyfriend) but a lot of parents don't realize that we also need to be vigilant with much younger children. You might think your k
Denise Lisi DeRosa is the founder of Cyber Sensible, a consulting firm dedicated to helping families manage technology in their homes. Denise offers insightful and actionable advice on having a balanced digital life and leads discussion with both parents and teens. We talked with her about her work, new digital trends and what it means to be a good "digital citizen". What is the one tip you give parents the most?
There are two actually, The first is to be involved. Know what
These days, handling kids and Internet usage is a battle that involves a balance of privacy, education, responsibility and honesty. It's a tough path to maneuver, especially for parents who are introducing their oldest or only child to the World Wide Web. As more and more schools use computers and tablets for educational and research purposes, technology is a growing part of children's lives. Beyond that, there are smartphones and video game systems that connect to the Intern
Mommy. Daddy. Such a small, little, non-threatening, cute-sounding word, but with a world of responsibility behind it. A world full of excitement, worry, admiration, anxiety, happiness, fear, and love - unconditional love. It's hard to create a little person, keep him alive, and then on top of it make them happy. We can hardly make ourselves happy, none the less another being. Parenting is absolutely one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs we can have as humans. It's a