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Dr Kristys top tech tips

Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022

According to leading digital health, wellbeing and learning expert, Dr Kristy Goodwin, parents often experience ‘techno-guilt’ and guesswork when it comes to helping their kids navigate the online environment.

It is critical, according to Dr Kristy, as modern parents, that we set firm guidelines and are the ‘pilots of the digital plane’ and not the passenger.

Dr Kristy’s top tech-tips

  • Be actively involved in your children and teens’ digital lives.
  • Not limited to being Facebook friends or following them on Instagram, start offline conversations about the online world and listen attentively.

Set technology boundaries

What technology kids use, the times of the day devices are used and places in the home where technology is used and prohibited.

Encourage your kids to speak up

If your child has been cyberbullied, you want them to come to you as an immediate response.

Don’t take away kids’ screen time as a punishment

This will make them less likely to disclose to you if they have been cyberbullied due to fear of missing further screen time.