Parenting in a Digital Age

Links to research, websites, resources, videos and apps referenced in the SafeOnline “Parenting in a Digital Age” workshop.

Online Considerations

10 Apps Teens Love

Social Media and Effects

Everything digitized is public and permanent : archive.org

Police: Stop posting pictures of your kids on social media!

Should parents friend their kids on Facebook?

You are the ‘Product”. Jim Balsillie, former chair of Research in Motion

Gaming: Good & Bad

Gaming can make a better world, Jane McGoinal
Anash Interactive
Darfur is Dying
Never Alone
Privacy Pirates
NetSmartz Kids
Parent Guide to Game Ratings
Common Sense Game Reviews
Fortnite : CBC Podcast,The Current, May 24, 2018 and Fortnite
Amazon’s streaming service Twitch is pulling in as many viewers as CNN and MSNBC : https://www.businessinsider.com/twitch-is-bigger-than-cnn-msnbc-2018-2

Sexting & Online Pornography

The Social Cost of Pornography : http://www.socialcostsofpornography.com/
The Great Porn Experiment – Ted Talk – Gary Wilson : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU
The Good Men Project : http://goodmenproject.com/
Canadian Sexual Health Education Site : sexualityandu.ca
Adventures in Sex City : https://www.healthunit.com/adventures-in-sex-city
Planet Ahead : www.planetahead.ca
Consent and Tea : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8
Everything you know about penises : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPiOPaD87nM

Extreme Mean Places

Chatroulette, video chat site : chatroulette.com
Woman is contacting the moms of boys who threatened to rape her : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/02/alanah-pearce-rape-threats-facebook_n_6248928.html
Gore Porn : rotten.com
Deep Dark Web : http://www.youthconnect.in/2013/05/26/say-hello-to-the-deep-web-the-dark-secrets-of-the-internet/
Extreme Mean : http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Mean-Trolls-Bullies-Predators/dp/077108403X

Smartphones, Apps and Children

Tristan Harris TED talk. How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day. :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C74amJRp730
Smartphone Addiction – Globe and Mail : https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/can-we-ever-kick-our-smartphone-addiction-jim-balsillie-and-norman-doidgediscuss/article37976255/
“Children, Adolescents and the Media,” 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics cited from a Kaiser Family Foundation study in 2010 :
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/screen-addiction-is-taking-a-toll-on-children/
Screen Addiction is Taking a Toll on Children :  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/screen-addiction-is-taking-a-toll-on-children/
Former FaceBook executive; social media is ripping society apart :  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/11/facebook-former-executive-ripping-society-apart
Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling ‘insecure’ and ‘worthless’:  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/01/facebook-advertising-data-insecure-teens and https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds
Decreases in Psychological Well-Being Among American Adolescents After 2012 and Links to Screen Time During the Rise of Smartphone Technology. Jan 2018 :  http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Femo0000403
New rigorous study confirms: the more you use FB and worse you feel : https://hbr.org/2017/04/a-new-more-rigorous-study-confirms-the-more-you-use-facebook-the-worse-you-feel
Jean Twenge – iGen (book)  : http://www.jeantwenge.com and https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/
Nicholas Kardaras, addictions expert and author of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids. Cited from Winnipeg CTV News, by Beth Macdonell, Feb. 16, 2017 :  https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/warnings-about-the-dangers-of-excessive-screen-time-on-children-s-brains-development-1.3289309
Why electronic before bed is bad, video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1V0rDSTC9I

Parents Using Technology

Steve Jobs was a low tech parent : http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html?_r=0
Perils of texting while parenting : http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390444772404577589683644202996
State of the Kids Survey 2014 : https://cdn.highlights.com/hfc/highlights/state-of-the-kid/Highlights-SOTK14.pdf?_ga=1.157347514.1483083552.1403891518
Make Time for Real Time, Common Sense Media videos : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1YCGfBa9BUbBzAcmcQz51KSDQfSQtsPe

Setting Limits at Home

How (and Why) Paediatricians Are Changing That Strict No-Screen Rule :  http://www.popsugar.com/moms/New-Screen-Time-Guidelines-Babies-Children-38687127
American Paediatrics Assoc. 2015 : http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-kids-screen-time-recommendations-aap-20151003-story.html and (2016) https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Healthy-Children-Radio-Media-Children-Beyond-Turn-it-Off.aspx
Slow Tech Media Diet : https://www.itstimetologoff.com/2018/06/28/what-is-slow-tech/
Family Online Agreements
MediaSmarts (CA) Family Online Agreement : http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/tutorials/eparent/english/
Family Media Plan  : https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx#home
ChildNet Family Agreement : https://www.childnet.com/blog/family-agreement
Family Sharing on iTunes/ Apple iOS Accounts : http://www.apple.com/ca/icloud/family-sharing/ , and http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/09/18/how-to-start-an-ios-8-family-sharing-account-to-share-apps-music-movies-more
Outsmarting the Smart Screens: A Parent’s Guide to the Tools that are Here to Help :  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/prc/2015/01/07/outsmarting-the-smart-screens/ and https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2015/07/Outsmarting-the-Smart-Screens_Guide-for-Parents_Nov2014_V2.pdf
Encourage the use of online time and device use tracking apps :
iOS 12- Screentime App – fortune.com/2018/06/05/apple-iphone-ipad-addiction-screentime and Apple Press Release – https://www.apple.com/ca/newsroom/2018/06/ios-12-introduces-new-features-to-reduce-interruptions-and-manage-screen-time/
Andriod OS “ScreenTime” –  equivelent, https://wellbeing.google/ and https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/09/google-fighting-smartphone-addiction-with-android-p-digital-wellness.html
How to end screen time without a struggle :  https://www.parent.com/how-to-end-screen-time-without-a-struggle

Good Online Resources

Best of the Web, Webby Awards : http://webbyawards.com/
Project Gutenberg :  http://www.gutenberg.ca/
Platform for Good : http://aplatformforgood.org/
TeacherTube : https://www.teachertube.com/
Vi Hart, “Doodling in Math Class” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXIMUkSXX0
Media Smarts : http://mediasmarts.ca/
Common Sense Media : https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
PREVnet for Parents : Cyber Tool to teach your kids to be safe and ethical online :  http://cyberbullying.primus.ca/
Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, by Kristen A Jenson (Author), Gail Poyner (Author), Debbie Fox (Illustrator) :  https://www.amazon.com/Good-Pictures-Bad-Porn-Proofing-Todays/dp/0615927335
cybertip.ca receives and addresses reports of the sexual exploitation of children on the internet, such as child luring and child pornography.