No Surprise that Kids Figure Out Parental Controls – Media! Tech! Parenting! – Parents Article

Happy Halloween 2019!No, I was not surprised to read that kids figure out how to how to get around the Apple iPhone parental controls. The Washington Post published an October 15, 2019 article that tells all about it, and in my experience, the kids’ actions are not limited to Apple parental controls. When I served as an educational technology faculty member, I often heard from parents who asked about locking down computers, networks, cable access, and the Internet. While I…

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5 Digital Life Topics for 21st Century Family Dinner Conversations – Media! Tech! Parenting! – Parents Article

Parents often ask for suggestions about the steps they can take to help their children develop stronger and more robust digital world skills. I often suggest that families use the time spent eating together at the dinner table to bring up and consider connected world topics. Most adults will recall that, as they grew up, dinner table conversations were a time when family members learned together, chatting about critical issues and challenges in the world, Today’s family mealtimes are just…

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