• Can you keep your kids safe watching YouTube?

    Can you keep your kids safe watching YouTube?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on January 17, 2018 by Jennifer Pavlick

    How much inappropriate content are children encountering on YouTube? With a huge amount of content uploaded each minute, YouTube's content regulations can be less rigorous than those of conventional TV broadcasters, and the format to complain about content is not always obvious. In this post, David R Brake outlines some suggestions for policy change, user ...more

  • Gender roles in ICT parenting

    Gender roles in ICT parenting

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on January 10, 2018 by Jennifer Pavlick

    How do mothers and fathers engage with their children's information and communications technology (ICT) use? Many studies in the past have featured only mothers as respondents.  In this post Ruth Festl  discusses the findings of two studies exploring how mothers and fathers similarly or differently engage in ICT parenting, providing new ...more

  • Digital driver's licence

    Digital driver's licence

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on October 18, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    What kind of online safety messaging resonates with young people? What tools and strategies are most effective for improving digital literacy? In this post, Jeremy Blackman describes the digital driver’s licence.  Created by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, an Australian online education resource, this resource focuses on exploring the nuance of online engagement ...more

  • How the digital revolution is changing education

    How the digital revolution is changing education

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on August 23, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    This post reports on the ‘Education in a Digital World’ conference, held in June 2017. Eszter Salamon shows the various changes affecting European education in the digital age, including pedagogical shifts and digital inclusion. She argues that the education system must be fundamentally adjusted to answer to the digital learning needs of the whole population. Eszter is President of ...more

  • Friends Like Me: The screen lives of children and teens

    Friends Like Me: The screen lives of children and teens

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on July 12, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    How do children encounter sexually explicit content online? In this post, Manuela Maiguashca discusses her findings through video interviews with young people. Manuela produces and directs documentary media projects that deal with taboo experiences, stigmatised communities and human rights issues. She runs media workshops as well as her own media workshop programme, Film Crew ...more

  • India: Digitising an unequal world

    India: Digitising an unequal world

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on May 31, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    India is portrayed as being on a technological par with the West, but in this blog, Shakuntala Banaji reveals the stark reality. In the context of demonetisation, she maps Indian children’s experiences of media technologies and argues that we must recognise the disenfranchising nature of large-scale digitisation of nations. Shakuntala is ...more

  • Sharenting – in whose interests?

    Sharenting – in whose interests?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on May 17, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    In this post, Stacey Steinberg explores her own personal conflicts around ‘sharenting’.  Social media enable parents to share their parenting experiences, with their children’s rights to privacy often overlooked. Here, she discusses the tensions and problems it creates, as well as some proposed policy suggestions and a recommendation for a public health ...more

  • Online child protection in rural Kenya

    Online child protection in rural Kenya

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on May 3, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    Caleb Ndaka is a project lead in Kenya, working for Kids Comp Camp. As Kenya focuses on initiatives to bring billions more online, Caleb  asks: how can we prepare for child protection online and also make use of the learning opportunities it will bring? Kids Comp-Camp is an organisation which seeks to reach out to ...more

  • Families and Pokémon GO

    Families and Pokémon GO

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on April 27, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    How does the popular game Pokémon GO provide active, educational and social screen time? Kiley Sobel presents interview data and tips for parents about the way in which Pokémon GO allows families to and engage with media together and to make meaningful connections with each other and the spaces around ...more