By Dr Neelam Parmar
We all want to be good parents and raise our children as well. Our children are surrounded by technology which has become part of their everyday lives. They are able to switch between devices, applications and social media throughout the day, without even realising what they are doing. For them digital life is just life.
The reality is that while technology has advanced quickly, digital parenting skills have not kept pace. It may not be our fault, but it is definitely a problem. There is always so much information to process with the new tech, that as a parent it becomes difficult to distinguish that which is truly important and that which is not.
As a parent and an e-learning professional, I understand and sympathise with the feeling of being overwhelmed by the use of new technology in our lives. While there is no such thing as perfection, the aim of this book is to give parents good enough information to get them started in the right direction in dealing with the technological challenges their children face.
This book, therefore, is written with the aim of helping fellow mums and dads who wish to find out more about what it means to become a digital parent, without getting too side tracked by it all.
About the Author
Dr. Neelam Parmar has a wealth of experience in digital learning strategies for schools across the primary and senior age range. She is currently Director of E-Learning at Ashford School, United Learning, and has recently completed her PhD in Developing a Pedagogy using New Technology with young children.