Digital use is ok – with limits

Sat 14 January 17

With tablets, phones, lap tops, internet TVs and game consoles overtaking our boys’ lives, parents continue to question how to monitor use of these diverse and ever-changing technologies in age-appropriate ways for their children. Most parents are eager for their children to develop a keen understanding of digital devices and online landscapes. More than 90 per cent of parents surveyed by the Office of Children’s eSafety Commissioner said they saw great benefits to digital use by children, including helping with schoolwork, development of research skills, entertainment and development of vital skills in technology use. On the flipside, parents also spend a lot of time worrying about potential risks to their children online – whether they are perceived or real risks Click here to continue reading.

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