Tag: Digital Citizenship
Posted by Erin Walsh • July 15, 2015
Dr. Dave and Erin Walsh • January 29, 2014
Digital technologies have changed the way we live and communicate as a dazzling array of electronic tools has become integrated into our daily lives. Children and youth today spend more time tethered to technology than any other activity in their waking hours. It is transforming the way that they learn, share, connect and grow.
We’ve written before about the false choice between...More...
Pediatricians Weigh in on Screen Time: What You Need to Know About the Latest Prescription for Parents
Posted by Erin Walsh • October 30, 2013
We are good at creating tools.
As I write this post, incredible new apps are hitting the marketplace, software developers are creating new digital learning platforms, and families settle in to stream their favorite TV shows on demand.
There is no question that tech pros are very good at creating creative and innovative tools. The challenge is that the pace of...More...
Posted by Erin Walsh • May 20, 2013
I just wrote a blog post about self-regulation, technology, and the importance of managing the environment to set our kids (and ourselves) up for success.
Here are 8 ways to reduce digital distractions and boost productivity:
- Cut out background media and discourage multitasking (the exception to this might...
Posted by Erin Walsh • May 10, 2013
We live in a world that begs our attention and engagement at every turn. Even as I settle in to write this blog post, Ping! A new email; Beep! someone posted on my Facebook timeline; Bzzz. my phone alerts me to a text even though I've put it on vibrate in a weak attempt to avoid incoming distractions.
Given all these temptations, it is amazing that I am still here typing away. Thank...More...
Posted by Erin Walsh • January 17, 2013
"I just don't get it!" Sighed a dad I spoke to last week. "We have talked about this over and over again. She knows better!"
He was referring to his daughter's online foray into posting pictures that she probably shouldn't have. The pictures weren't wildly inappropriate - but taken out of context it sounded like this dad definitely was justified in his concern that they were...More...
Posted by Dr. Dave Walsh • April 19, 2012
Getting through to my step daughter is frustrating for my husband and me. She is 12 years old and addicted to social networking sites and her cell phone already and seems to always have an attitude about anything and everything. How can we work through this?
Catherine, Tacoma, WA
Catherine, There has...More...
Posted by Erin Walsh • March 26, 2012
I get asked a lot to come in to a community to talk about Internet Safety. I often begin these sessions by asking parents what they are most excited about and what concerns them most in terms of parenting kids in the digital age.
While many parents come to workshops worried about cyberbullying and predators, it is helpful to name out loud the opportunities unleashed by digital media....More...
Posted by Erin Walsh • March 5, 2012
My kids are obviously being encouraged to use technology in school yet I am concerned about all the other 'stuff' that comes along with it like too much time on Facebook and tons of distraction. I hate being a grouch because I actually like this stuff. What approach should I take with my kids as they get more and more tech in their lives?
Posted by Erin Walsh • May 6, 2011
You recently wrote a post about engaging youth in conversations about online safety and digital citizenship? Do you have any tips or resources on how to do this?
- Monica, Toledo, Ohio
This is a great question! Involving young people in this conversation can be as simple as asking what they are doing online and...More...
Posted by Erin Walsh • April 15, 2011
Dear Dr. Dave,
One of the students at my daughter’s school posted an awful picture of another student online. Talking to my daughter, it sounds like cyberbullying and other mean stuff online is not unusual. She told me it wasn’t a “big deal” and not to overreact. What do you think? How do you prevent cyber bullying?