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Digital Families Podcast With Martine Oglethorpe

Digital Families Podcast With Martine Oglethorpe

Martine Oglethorpe “The Modern Parent

My guest today is Martine Oglethorpe from The Modern Parent. Martine is a mother to five boys with a background in secondary education and a Masters in Counselling. Through her personal and professional work with families raising children, she recognises the important role technology plays in the lives of young people today and thus the role we can play in not only their safety but their social and emotional wellbeing.

Martine has a passionate interest in helping families to safely navigate the modern world of parenting in a way that offers understanding as well as practical and realistic strategies. She is a Trusted eSafety Provider with the Office of the eSafety Commission and has presented to numerous parent groups, schools and teachers around Australia.

Martine also is an Author of several books, her latest is titled “The Modern Parent” Found here for sale in hard copy or eBook https://themodernparent.net/the-modern-parent-book/

In todays podcast Martine and I talked about what parents can do when they feel overwhelmed by screen time and tech in their home. If you have a child that throws a wobbly every time you try to get them to do something else other than using a screen, Martine has some very helpful tips. Martine and I also talk about how to develop positive relationships with the screens in your home, particularly during this intense time.

You can find out more about Martine at www.themodernparent.net

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What To Do When Parents Disagree on Digital Parenting

What To Do When Parents Disagree on Digital Parenting

With screen time awareness and online safety now paramount in most families, setting boundaries and agreements around digital technology use for children for some parents, can be very frustrating. You may have one parent who wants their child to wait until 13years before setting up social media, the other parent is fine with them having… Continue Reading

Age Classification Confusion For Parents For Video Games And Apps

Age Classification Confusion For Parents For Video Games And Apps

This years survey from Interactive Games & Entertainment Association – IGEA which included a study of parental awareness of game classifications, showed that many Australian Parents are not really using Video Game and App Classifications to make decisions before purchasing or downloading games for their children. Some of those surveyed were also quite confused by the ratings,… Continue Reading

I Thought I Was Pretty Cyber Savvy, And We Were Safe…

I Thought I Was Pretty Cyber Savvy, And We Were Safe…

This is THE most common phrase that I hear after I’m contacted by a parent when something has gone wrong for their child online. The second most common phrase is, “I’m really clueless about all of this, I wish I knew more”. The reason these parents are contacting me and saying one of those two… Continue Reading

How Families Can Balance Screen Time

Family Time Without Screens There is no real set recommended time limits for length of screen time for children. Some studies have shown that children under two shouldn’t have any screen time, and some other studies have recommended only 2 hours a day for younger children. But with screens infiltrating our houses beyond T.V it is… Continue Reading

Digital Parenting And Setting Boundaries

At every Digital Parenting or Cyber Safety talk I present there is always at least one parent who asks me how they can get their child “off” Kik Messenger. This question is usually asked after they have heard from myself, the teachers and the police, during the talk, that Kik Messenger is far too dangerous for kids to use. The… Continue Reading