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A guide for parents, putting yourself in your kids’ digital shoes

An AVG Digital Diaries guide for parents - putting yourself in your kids’ shoes

When so much of teen life happens online, it is important you have a realistic picture of what life is like in your teen’s digital shoes.

To help parents get a clearer sense of how your teens online behavior might (or might not) match up with your perceptions, Childhood Matters took some of the findings from the latest AVG Digital Diaries study and compared them to recent studies where teens were asked about their digital lives.

The fourth in a series of five podcasts on the latest phase of AVG’s Digital Diaries campaign, which surveyed thousands of parents from all over the world about the role of the internet and technology in the upbringing of their child.

The latest phase looks at the six to nine year old age group and their engagement with what we’ve named the “Digital Playground”. The series is looking at how children at this age start to use the internet as a functional social tool and how it’s changing the way our children develop social relationships.

The podcasts are presented by Rona Renner of the Californian radio show Childhood Matters  and family expert Jason Brand.

This fourth episode looks at the role of parental control software and family safety products in keeping your children safe online. It is important to understand that there is no hard and fast rule as to what is suitable for every child. Children grow and develop at their own rate and it’s important to factor this in when deciding about the restrictions you place on their online activity.

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The second in a series of five podcasts on the latest phase of AVG’s Digital Diaries campaign, which surveyed thousands of parents from all over the world about the role of the internet and technology in the upbringing of their child.

The latest phase looks at the six to nine year old age group and their engagement with what we’ve named the “Digital Playground”. The series is looking at how children at this age start to use the internet as a functional social tool and how it’s changing the way our children develop social relationships.

The podcasts are presented by Rona Renner of the Californian radio show Childhood Matters  and family expert Jason Brand.

This second episode looks at the various activities that children aged six to nine engage with online and the role of a parent in learning and understanding what is suitable and constructive for their kids. Proactivity is key to staying in touch with what your children want from the internet and will allow you make sure they’re safe as they do it.

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