Digital Parenting

Helping your family live a happy and safe digital life

What will your family’s Covid-19 tech legacy be?

Now that we’ve got a few weeks of lockdown under our belts, we’re starting to see technology transform almost every aspect of our family life. Family Zoom birthday parties, Netflix screenings with friends and Joe Wicks’ PE lessons on YouTube are now shaping our days. But what will this all mean moving forwards? What have we learned about our family’s relationship with technology?

Be a tech role model

 

Charlotte Robertson, co-founder of leading digital wellbeing organisation, Digital Awareness UK, shares her top tips on how to be a better tech role model to your children.

The latest 5 apps every parent should know about

At Digital Awareness UK, we speak to thousands of young people each week and get exclusive access to their insights on the latest apps and crazes that are sweeping across the online world.

What to do if ...

Things will go wrong online. How you respond when they do will make all the difference in the long term.

 

 

Expiring content

If the pictures, videos or messages your child posts on social media could magically expire after 24 hours – does that change what they decide to share? The answer, unsurprisingly, is yes..

Get on top of sleep and screens

It’s no secret that our tech can prevent us from catching some zzz’s at bedtime. But let’s face it, encouraging your child not to reach for their phone, tablet or console during the night is no easy task...

Viral bullying: Ranks, Ratings and Stickers

It’s a common worry for parents – is my child being bullied online? We speak to thousands of young people each week...

Parental controls & filtering advice

Tips, tricks and advice for setting up parental controls and privacy settings on mobile networks, devices, apps and websites.

#Goldilocks: A fairytale for the digital age

 

Heads or Tails on YouTube Access

We talked to mother and son, Colette and Ben, to ask whether setting screen time limits for YouTube was a practice they saw eye to eye on.

Six video games to play as a family

Playing video games is a great way to spend time as a family but what will appeal to everyone? From your youngest all the way up to the grandparents, our top tip...

How social media saved me by Gem Hubbard

I am disabled, along with the majority of my social media followers, who are either disabled or live with chronic illnesses. This is my story about how social media has saved me.

Protecting kids from in-app purchases

The Office of Fair Trading is urging developers to take action to ensure kids don’t run up big bills from in-app purchasing...

Seven jobs for the digital age

The digital economy is booming. In fact, the tech industry is growing faster than any other sector in the UK. Businesses are crying out for people with the right knowledge so honing your child’s digital skills...

The truth about parenting in the digital world

Having taken the Vodafone Digital Family Pledge, news presenter Alex Beard discusses how to navigate the potentially treacherous waters of digital parenting.

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