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Becoming a Digital Parent
A Practical Guide to Help Families Navigate Technology

ISBN 9780367424626
Published December 30, 2020 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

Becoming a Digital Parent is a practical, readable guide that will help all parents have confidence to successfully navigate technology with their children. It accessibly presents evidence-based guidance to offer an overview of the digital landscape, empowering parents to embrace opportunities whilst keeping children responsible and safe online.

Covering a range of topics including developmental stages, screen time, bed time, gaming, digital identities, and helpful parenting apps and resources, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead explores the challenges and opportunities involved in parenting in the digital age. With advice for parents of babies through to teenagers, each chapter includes an explanation of the latest research, interviews with parents and experts, and helpful case studies gathered by the author during her extensive experience of working directly with parents and children. This book will show parents how to communicate better with their children, create a family technology plan, put in place intervention strategies when things happen, and take advantage of the benefits technology can afford us.

Becoming a Digital Parent is ideal for all parents looking to effectively navigate the technological world, and the range of professionals who work with them.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. Parenting Is Not What It Used to Be: Technology Trends  2. Prevention Science and Technology  3. Generation Alpha: Parenting Around Tech in Young Children  4. The Tween Years: Puberty + Peers + Tech  5. Digital Identities: Teens and Technology  6. Screen Time: The Real Facts and Research  7. Gaming: A Potential Pitfall or Positive  8. Resources and Apps: What to Use at Different Developmental Stages Appendix Resources


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Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company training thousands of parents, students, and educators on digital citizenship. She is the author of Digital Citizenship: Teaching Strategies and Practice from the Field and other academic works. Carrie is also a mother and continuously strives to be a better digital parent.