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Mr Wheeler and Mr Clark have created a new web page offering information to support parenting in a digital age:

Here are some highlights:

  • Set clear expectations on the time your child spends online, there are many templates for family agreements including these ones from Common Sense Media.
  • Discuss the use of digital devices with your child, not just as a one off, but as an on-going conversation. Putting up barriers to technology and social networking is not a solution long term, so take an interest in their activities online as you would their real world experiences.
  • Initially, have the computer in a public place, don’t let your child have the computer in the bedroom or take it to bed at night. A communal “charging area” where all devices go at night is a good idea.
  • Subscribe to  the common sense media  weekly email to be kept informed of their latest publications for parents.

To visit the page, please click this link: