• Youth and digital technology in Jamaica

    Youth and digital technology in Jamaica

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on March 9, 2016 by Editor

    There is great potential for digital media to address some of the problems faced by young people in Jamaica today, finds Paula Laurel Jackson. Paula is an independent researcher with a focus on creativity, peer-to-peer learning and digital media. As a result of her research with youth, she created a skill ...more

  • When children are families’ digital links

    When children are families’ digital links

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on March 7, 2016 by Editor

    Vikki Katz has studied the children of immigrants as they ‘broker’ for their parents. She outlines some lessons to be learned from her research, throwing into question the apparent native/immigrant divide. Vikki is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, and Senior Research Scientist at the ...more

  • Digital parenting in Ireland

    Digital parenting in Ireland

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on February 11, 2016 by Editor

    Credit: B. Flickinger, CC BY 2.0 Ireland lags behind in children’s engagement with the internet, and also in parents’ awareness of how to keep them safe. Earlier this week, we posted about online hate in light of Safer Internet Day, now Brian O’Neill reflects on how parents need more support in protecting their children, as well as encouragement ...more

  • Digital parenting in Russia: from ignorance to awareness

    Digital parenting in Russia: from ignorance to awareness

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on January 20, 2016 by Editor

    Credit: G. Clarke, CC BY-ND 2.0 Galina Soldatova and Vladimir Shlyapnikov look at how Russian parents’ awareness of online risks is changing, with a focus on communication, technology and content risks. There is, as always, a balance to be had between protection and opportunity. Galina is Professor and Vice-Dean of the Department of Psychology, ...more

  • A digital future for children?

    A digital future for children?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on January 14, 2016 by Editor

    Credit: B. Flickinger, CC BY 2.0 Adi Kuntsman and Esperanza Miyake argue that we live in a time where the digital is often adopted without question. They investigate the reasons behind parents’ increasing digital disengagement, and the impact of this on children’s digital futures. Adi and and Esperanza¹ are based in the UK at Manchester Metropolitan ...more

  • Planning and imagining the future on the Isle of Sheppey

    Planning and imagining the future on the Isle of Sheppey

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on September 11, 2015 by Editor

    Credit: Imagine Sheppey Fast Forward Thinking about the future can be daunting, especially for those young people who need to decide about their careers and commitments after college. Giulia Carabelli and Dawn Lyon, research associate and principal investigator of the Imagine Sheppey Fast Forward project, University of Kent, discuss what they ...more

  • The pitfalls of parenting the internet

    The pitfalls of parenting the internet

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on July 10, 2015 by Editor

    Credit: M. Dries,  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Leslie Haddon is a visiting lecturer in the  Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. As a senior researcher he helped coordinate the EU Kids Online project, examining online risks and children. Here he reports on the qualitative research in which ...more