Let’s Chat about Kids and Technology with Bright Rock

Two of our team at DigiKids are taking part in a rather innovative way to get parents talking about kids and technology.

The Bright Rock Team recently read Arthur Goldstuck and Nikki Bush’s book on Tech Savvy Parenting, and once again realised that raising kids in the 21st century can be daunting – especially when it comes to the ever-present connectivity technology has brought to our lives.

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The lovely folks over at Bright Rock Change Exchange will be hosting our Stacey Vee and Cath Jenkin, who will join Nicki Dadic to discuss their varied views on this topic.  Bright Rock would love for you to “tune in” to watch the conversation and add your comments and questions. They’ll also be giving away FIVE copies of the book ‘Tech-Savvy Parenting’ by Arthur Goldstuck & Nikki Bush for the best questions.

Some of the questions that might be up for discussion:

* When and how should parents start introducing their kids to devices like tablet computers, smartphones and the Internet?
* How can we protect our kids from unsavoury elements and adult content? For example, many kids use YouTube. How safe is this?
* What devices are some of us planning to buy our kids, and how are we going to control or monitor their use of these devices?

All you need to do to attend the session is go online on Tuesday evening at 19:30 (South African time: GMT +2) and visit the Change Exchange here, from where you will be able to watch the conversation and post questions through the chat-field.

Updated: The full video from this Change Exchange IRIS Session can be viewed here.

 

Cath Jenkin

As a mom, Cath raises her daughter with a strong focus on technology, as she believes that digital literacy is as important as learning to read. With a long history of creating content for online and print publications, and in particular as a parenting columnist, Cath brings her curious mind... Read more

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