What to do when your child gets a message from a stranger

A podcast about living and learning in the age of screentime. Welcome to Episode 9: What to do when your child gets a random message from a stranger.

What we’re reading:

Livingstone, Sonia and Kirwil, Lucyna and Ponte, Cristina and Staksrud, Elisabeth (2013) In theirown words: what bothers children online? with the EU Kids Online Network. EU Kids Online, London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK.

National Cyber Security Alliance (2016). Keeping up with generation app: NCSA parent/teen online safety survey. https://enough.org/objects/Keeping_Up_With_Generation_App_Findings_Summary_2.pdf

Big questions/Takeaway:

Kristen and Ian talk about what to say when your child gets a random message from a stranger. Dialogue and digital audit, but keep the technopanic at bay.

About the author

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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