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TLDE Info-graphic. Almost 2,000 kids questioned over social media abuse. Tips for raising kids in the digital age. I’ve said many times that I am glad I did not grow up in this generation of smart phones, social media and cyber-everything.

tips for raising kids in the digital age

I don’t even want to think about what embarrassing things I would have posted on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or any of the myriad sharing sites, and, more importantly, what other people would have posted about me. Raising kids in this digital era, however, is just as terrifying because now it is my little girls I have to worry about: their safety, their self-esteem, their image and their future. A few years ago, my husband worked as a video producer for an Internet safety company and through him, I learned a lot about the various dangers with the Internet.

Predators, identity theft and cyber-bullying are the most common issues, but really, it seems like new dangers are being discovered every day, like the catfishing of Manti Te’o and dangerous video memes like the Cinnamon Challenge. Become well versed in social media and technology. Everydayfamily. Social media.


The internet. Smartphones and tablets. Laptops. If you look in the average child’s book bag, from 5th grade on up, you are apt to find one of these technological devices hidden beneath an archaic folder or school book. Today’s kids have access to nearly everything online – and with such social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – they are having an effect on our children. But is this effect positive? For one thing, being ‘in the know’ and constantly updated about the going ons of other people, many of whom they don’t really know, tends to make many kids feel like they are have nots.

Aside from that, a study from the University of New Hampshire showed that online social media is quickly taking over what used to be considered ‘boob tube’ time, which just a decade ago was heralded as the demise of our generation. In other words, kids are getting lazy. In our home, we have rules about being online. What are they going to do when they grow up? Quick Facts. Email Statistics. A BlueHornet study found that 75.4% of US email users said a poorly designed email negatively affected their perception of a brand. - eMarketer "Email Marketing Benchmarks: Key Data, Trends and Metrics" (2013) 71% of those surveyed believe communicating the same message across multiple channels such as email, Facebook, and Twitter is the most effective integration tactic, proving a consistent brand. - Lyris "The Lyris Digital Optimizer Report" (2012) When asked how they felt about managing the marketing emails coming into their personal inbox each week, 40% of respondents said they enjoyed getting lots of marketing emails from their favorite brands and deal services. - Blue Kangaroo "Blue Kangaroo Survey on Marketing Emails" (2012) 34% of consumers choose to receive 6 emails a day from brands they trust. - DMA "Email tracking report 2012" (2012) 49% of consumers subscribe to 1-10 brands; 24% subscribe to 11-20 brands. - DMA "Email tracking report 2012" (2012)

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Nine Elements. Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1.

Nine Elements

Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Respect, Educate and Protect (REPs) These elements have also been organized under the principles of respect, educate and protect. Respect Your Self/Respect Others - Etiquette - Access - Law Educate Your Self/Connect with Others - Literacy - Communication - Commerce Protect Your Self/Protect Others -Rights and Responsibility - Safety (Security) - Health and Welfare If this was to be taught beginning at the kindergarten level it would follow this pattern: More people around the world have cell phones than ever had land-lines. There are almost as many cell-phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as there are people on this earth (seven billion)—and it took a little more than 20 years for that to happen.

In 2013, there were some 96 cell-phone service subscriptions for every 100 people in the world. Shouting is the likely the next-most widespread communications technique: Those figures are the latest from the United Nations’ telecommunications agency, which keeps track of the rise and fall of various kinds of communications technology. Of course, 100 subscriptions doesn’t mean that everyone has a cell phone, just most people. In wealthier countries, penetration rates exceed 100% because of individuals with multiple subscriptions, making up for the disparity in developing economies.

It’s easy to see why cell phone growth has been so fast: You don’t need a home to have one, and you don’t need a network that touches every building. Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia.