Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future – December 2017

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  • 11/12/2017
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Our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share their latest roundup of news on their blog.

Recently on www.parenting.digital we've shared posts delving into current debates, from questioning the legal ramifications of sharenting to whether children should learn to code, to how to tell your child's school to check the evidence when they give you either overly-celebratory or critical advice about kids and tech. We've also shared examples of great media and digital literacy resources from around the world from an Australian digital driver's licence to how to educate kids about "fake news", or using familiar characters to introduce ideas about online privacy. We've considered the policy context of services for children in Europe, understood trends in US children's uses of technology (away from TVs and towards screens, but engaging with much of the same content) and how a global view challenges the idea that all contexts of use, or policy contexts, are the same.

We are also reminded that some people and groups experience particular vulnerabilities but also opportunities when it comes to life online, whether it's how "social fathers" use the internet, to the benefits and challenges of digital life for "looked after" children and their carers.

In addition to the blog, we are turning our attention to our nationally representative survey of UK parents' attitudes towards, and practices around, digital media, and work on our forthcoming book Parenting for a Digital Future (Oxford University Press). Watch for announcements about both early in the new year by subscribing to the Parenting for a Digital Future blog direct.


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