Parenting in the Digital World
We've teamed with iKeepSafe and the Center on Media and Child Health to bring you a cheat sheet for bringing a more complete approach and perspective to the task of preparing children for 21st Century digital communication.
Children are growing up in the ever-changing world of technology and media.
Technology & Learning
Technology is being incorporated in classrooms, but is it helping students to learn more?
- How Does Technology Facilitate Learning?
- 11 Ways Your Kids Learn Using Technology
- Technology in the Classroom: Helpful or Harmful?
- What is the Digital Divide's Impact on Learning
- The Top 10 Tech Skills Your Teen Needs Now
- Technology and Higher Education
- What is the Impact of Technology on Learning?
- Top Ten Issues Shaping Today's Technology Uses in Education
- Classroom Tech Trends To Watch
Read more: Technology and Learning
There are lots of reasons for kids to have their own phone, but there may be many reasons not to.
- Cell Phones: 21st Century Learning Tools?
- Should Kids Have Cell Phones?
- OMG, Teens and Their Phones
- The Cell Phone Dilemma
- A MediaWise® Parent Guide—Cell Phones and Your Kids
- Teach Your Child Cell Phone Etiquette
- Protecting Your Children From Cell Phone Radiation
- Cellphones, Texting and Cell Phone Distractions
- Cell Phones and Your Child: Pros and Cons
- Cell Phones a Danger to Child Pedestrians
Read more: Children and Cell Phones
TV & Video
Today television offers more viewing options than ever before. Parents also have more tools to guide kids.
Read more: Children and Television
The Internet is a wonderful research tool, but some sites are more trustworthy than others.
- Internet for Kids: 7 Ways to Protect Your Kid Online
- Online Etiquette for Kids
- Netiquette: Rules of Behavior on the Internet
- Internet Slang Parents Need to Know
- Making Your Child a Smart Net Citizen
- Bullies in Cyberspace
- Cheating and Plagiarism
- Q&A: Have You Checked Your Child's Digital Footprint?
- A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Read more: Children and the Internet
Many children spend hours in front of the computer or television playing video games.
- Can Video Games Make Kids Smarter?
- Scientists Say Kids Need More Video Games
- Do you Feel like a "Noob?" The Phenomenon of World of Warcraft
- FAQs on Violent Video Games and Other Media Violence
- Are Video Games Educational?
- Video Game Addiction
- Choosing Video Games for Your Kids
- The Lessons of Video Games
Read more: Children and Video Games
Is your child up late at night on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or instant messaging?
- Your Guide to the Most Popular Social Networking Sites
- The Pros and Cons of Social Networking for Teenagers: A Parent’s Guide
- Facebook and Kids: Social Support or Dangerous Distraction?
- Can Social Media Hurt Your Kid's College Chances?
- The Ups and Downs of Teen Blogging
- A Parent's Guide to Facebook
- A Parent's Guide to Twitter
- A Parent's Guide to Formspring
How can you make sure that your child understands the power of advertising?
Read more: Children and Advertising
Learn how increasing broadband access can improve education in America.
Center on Media & Child Health
The Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental, and social health of children through research, production, and education. Learn more about the staff, mission and projects of CMCH