Parenting in the Digital Age

Presentation to Junior School parents

Presentation to Junior School parents

Parenting in the Digital Age

Last Monday, Julie Smith (Junior School Psychologist) and Lisa Plenty (Director of Digital Learning and Innovation) held a session for Junior School parents to consider Parenting in the Digital Age. For those who were unable to attend, a summary of the presentation slides are available on Radford Online at this link

Key messages from the presentation include:

  1. ‘Start the way you mean to go on’ – set expectations for device use early. Be in charge from the start.
  2. There are positive and negative potential outcomes of device usage – maintain balance and set clear limits.
  3. Make use of device settings to assist with device management.
  4. Avoid gifting digital devices to kids – maintain parental ownership of devices.
  5. Expose your child to a range of device‑free activities.  Ensure they experience a sense of mastery and fun in activities that don't involve devices.

For children using their own iPads at Radford (Years 4-6) the College provides all necessary applications through AirWatch. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s use of digital technologies or your child asks for additional apps for school usage, please contact your child’s class teacher to clarify.

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