Parenting in the Digital Age: Helpful Resources

Sep 27th, 2018

We are grateful to Erin Walsh, M.A. of Mind Positive Parenting for speaking at Annunciation about "Parenting in the Digital Age".

Last week, APO sponsored a speaker, Erin Walsh, who shared information on “Parenting in the Digital Age”. As digital natives, our children are growing up in a world where technology influences much of their lives. Yet, like with all things, we know that balance and good practice area the keys to making these resources positive influences on their lives. Erin did a fantastic job of framing the technology, reminding us of the great possibilities, and giving tools to making technology a great resource. She shared additional resources to help you, as parents, raise your children in this digital age. We hope you find them helpful and will continue to seek partners and educational opportunities for all of us to “raise” our children.

Age-appropriate-screen tips pre-K through teen: 

Beyond Lock Down and Hands Off: Parenting for Digital Citizenship
Internet Safety videos
Why We Can’t Always Trust Our Kids (or Ourselves) To Resist Digital Distractions
Texting Teenagers: Tween Girls Need Face-to-Face Time 
Teens and Social Media: Depressing, Uplifting or Complicated? 
Common Sense has done a good job of reviewing different options for monitoring, from free to fee-based options


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Erin Walsh, M.A. is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age. Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and enjoyed working with her father, Dr. David Walsh, for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and the Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting together in 2010.