Category Archives: Digital Parenting

Being a parent in the digital age

Kids Leaving Data Trails Online – Amy Jussel on Digital Families Podcast

Kids Leaving Data Trails Online – Amy Jussel on Digital Families Podcast

 

My guest today is Author Amy Jussel, 

Amy Jussel is the founder of Shaping Youth  and author of The Secret of the Vanishing Bones: Tracking the Data Trail.

Her new book, aimed at students K-5, is designed to instill critical thinking about media through storytelling, developing early skills that help kids navigate their digital exposure in fun, fresh ways. Media literacy education is more critical than ever with increased screen time due to the recent global pandemic and wide-ranging messages displayed across social media and other media platforms.

In todays podcast Amy and Leonie talk about how children need to learn about their digital footprint online. How they can reveal private information about themselves and their friends online and how to be careful about what they share.

We also talk about the nuances of the internet and how children find it hard to unwrap behaviour online due to the 2 dimensional aspect of screens.

Amy offers parents some tips on how to better educate their children about their digital footprints and how to navigate the internet with more awareness.

This important beautifully illustrated book can be purchased online at Amazon or all good bookstores.

 

The Secret Of The Vanishing Bones. Amy Jussel

 

Helpful links:
DigitalDogsBook.com (main site for the book/guide/coloring pages)
www.shapingyouth.org (decade+ of edu/media literacy content) How to analyze media messages
NAMLE.net (National Association for Media Literacy Education)
MediaLiteracyNow.org (maps progress in creating a public education system of critical 21st century skills)

Coloring pages for wee ones to instill media/digital literacy at Pre-K level (FREE on DigitalDogsBook.com)
Interior content spreads
Adjunct Parent/Educator Guide (FREE pdf on DigitalDogsBook.com, also now in paperback on Amazon)


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“The New Teen Age” Digital Families Podcast

“The New Teen Age” Digital Families Podcast

My guest on this weeks Digital Families Podcast  is Jo Lamble clinical Psychologist and co Author of the book “The New Teen Age” how to support todays tweens and teens to become healthy happy adults. Jo Lamble and Dr Ginni Mansberg co Authored this book for parents which has just been published. Jo Lamble is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing for over 25 years Continue Reading

Generation Alpha, What Does Their Future Hold?

Generation Alpha, What Does Their Future Hold?

In this podcast I chat with Mark McCrindle who is a social researcher and futurist. He is internationally recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. He coined the term ‘Generation Alpha’ children born after 2010 who are now 10 years of age and younger. Mark McCrindle is an award- winning social researcher. We talk about how screens are effecting this generations maturity, and what sort of jobs and lifestyle this generation can look forward to. We also discuss the positive future these children may have with emerging technology. Find more information about Generation Alpha and the Book Here: Continue Reading

The Cyber Safety Lady Parent Webinar

The Cyber Safety Lady Parent Webinar

Parent/Carer/teacher adult only webinar for online safety. Due to the enormous response to my posts on Roblox this week I will be holding a Parent Webinar next week on Monday the 25th January 2021 before school goes back to discuss Roblox, and other online games like Among Us and more. Registration is a donation of… Continue Reading

Smart Toys & Speakers. Privacy risk or great Christmas Gift idea?

Smart Toys & Speakers. Privacy risk or great Christmas Gift idea?

On this weeks “Digital Families” Podcast with Leonie Smith. How Safe Are They? Smart Watches, Talking Internet Connected Dolls, Mobile Devices and Smart Speakers? With Christmas almost upon us, and the last days of shopping for presents looming, many parents and grandparents may be considering a tech toy for the little one for Christmas this… Continue Reading

Our Kids Online Porn, Predators & How To Keep Them Safe The Documentary

Our Kids Online Porn, Predators & How To Keep Them Safe The Documentary

“While researching the pros and cons of handheld devices of our kids, and how to keep them safe online, we stumbled upon the biggest un-had conversation of our time.” – Zareen Sheikh-Cope Our Kids Online: Porn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe is  a must-see documentary for every parent on how to protect our kids from online predators and the fallout from exposure to… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Danielle Einstein Psychologist

Digital Families Podcast with Danielle Einstein Psychologist

My guest today is Danielle Einstein, Dr Danielle Einstein is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in the treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and OCD. Danielle was Head of the Anxiety Clinic at Westmead Hospital from 1996 to 2002, and has run her own private practice since 2003. She has edited a text book on CBT,… Continue Reading

Kids Messaging App Safety Tips – Discord Review

Kids Messaging App Safety Tips – Discord Review

The biggest danger with messaging apps for younger children is unsupervised conversations, bullying, video privacy safety, sharing adult content, sexting and risk of contact by strangers. With children using devices more and more to connect during this pandemic, it is essential that parents understand how to encourage their children to use messaging apps with safety.… Continue Reading

Digital Families Podcast with Kim Maslin

Digital Families Podcast with Kim Maslin

Kim Maslin is a passionate educator and author currently living in Esperance, Western Australia. Her background is in ICT, and has taught learners aged 5 to 85-year-olds how to use digital technologies. She has worked as a specialist Science & Technologies teacher. Kim also runs her own Digital Technologies Education Business, providing digital marketing workshops… Continue Reading