Helping kids thrive online

What are some of the fundamental principles our kids need to really thrive online? Those beliefs and values and parenting practices that don’t even require a whole lot of knowledge about what it means to grow up in a digital world? Because all too often we see the whole world of cybersafety and digital wellbeing taught from a negative standpoint. We become engulfed in guilt when we feel like we are not meeting the lofty expectations of an idyllic analogue childhood. We have felt bad when we gave in and handed and ipad to the tired, hungry traveller or shopper in order to pacify, gets some peace or and get in a couple more chores. We feel overwhelmed that we can’t keep up with every social media app or teenage acronym or emoji meaning and so we chase our tails trying to maintain some control.

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