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  1. Erika
    March 11, 2013

    This is such a great topic – I do think the computer and technology has the power to be used for good – my 6 and 3 year old both learned to read on the computer- and my 6 year old now reads at a 5th grade reading level…SO…whenever people tell me ALL screen time is bad, I kinda laugh at that. It is definitely soemthing we monitor very closely, though- for example – those aweome YouTube videos that I let my kids watch (so many great learning videos)- are often followed by ones that AREN’T appropriate. It is tough to navigate, and I know it will just get more complicated. Thanks fo the post!

    xoxo,
    Erika

    urthmama.com

  2. iGameMom
    March 12, 2013

    It is a very interesting topic, especially for me – since I review educational apps for mobile devices. :-) I agree with Erika – kids are growing up in this new world, we can’t expect them learn in the same way as we did, yet we can’t let them go without guidance. We have to learn together with the kids as new things come out – who knows what new social media will be popular in two years!
    Erika, if you use iPAD, you can set YouTube, movies, and music, etc to the rated level you want, such as G, PG, or PG13. Simply go to Settings – General – Restrictions – Allowed Content.

  3. PragmaticMom
    March 14, 2013

    Love this topic! My kids are online a little too much! Can you please cover digital safety with suggested rules for kids. Not just predators but their social media footprint. We had a run in with Zorpia, for example that affected my husband’s and my entire email lists. I’m pretty sure Zorpia is a pfishing scam but how to recognize one would be great.

    • amy mascott
      March 14, 2013

      Mia! I’m on it. My list of topics to cover has grown exponentially in the last 24 hours, and I”m both flattered, excited, and anxious to cover it all. Great topics have been suggested to me–and I am thankful. My goal is to cover Digital Kids each Wednesday. . . so give me a few weeks. We haven’t hit social networking at ALL with my crew, and I was thinking about making it our summertime adventure. At least for Maddy (who is 9. .. ). I will definitely be in touch with you for some hands-on experience and advice before we go there.

      I am SO sorry this happened to you–I’ve heard more horror stories than not, which is why I’m uber-hesitant to take the plunge.

  4. PragmaticMom
    March 14, 2013

    Ah … here is my post on Zorpia http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2013/01/zorpia-pfishing-scam/

    We are still unwinding the mess that it caused us.

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