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Pointers for parents as you support your child online

Guidance from the Parenting for a Digital Future blog on helping youth negotiate screentime and the development of advanced digital skills they’ll need in their lives.

Support their learning in & out of schools using the following guidelines:

  • Start young.
  • Model appropriate use of digital technology.
  • Agree on family rules about digital technology use.
  • Provide your child with access to digital technology, ideally that they have ownership of.
  • Talk openly with your child about using digital technology.
  • Help your child link up with trusted others who have shared interests.
  • Recognize and value the learning that will inevitably happen as your child engages with digital technology.

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Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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