Practical guides for parents
Kids and Media offers informational slideshows on a variety of topics – easy access to information on how to guide your children in a digital world.
“How do we as parents and grandparents help our kids to get the very best from this amazing explosion of media, while protecting them from the worst? The answer is to learn with our children, listen to them, watch with them, surf with them and play with them. Keep up with what’s out there and help them choose the good stuff and avoid the bad and be brave enough to set limits.”
Carole and Robert Hart Fletcher
Directors, Kids and Media UK and
Kids and Media International Network
A briefing for parents
We at Kids and Media often get requests to provide concise and easy-to-understand information about a variety of issues regarding children and young people and their use of digital media. For this reason, we have developed a series of slideshows, all available for free, that parents can use as an easy access guide. The information is based on our magasine” Digital Childhood”, which is available for free here.
Currently, the following slideshows are available:
Good gaming for your kids
- How computer and video games can help children learn and develop.
- How to select the best games for your child.
- How playing together can help.
- How to set content and ’Game Time’ rules.
- How to prevent or deal with games addiction.
TV & Film for Your Kids
A guide for parents on getting the best from the digital TV world and finding the best films for children.
Understanding Children’s Gaming - Violence and Game Addiction
In this article, which was published in Family Online Safety Institute’s Quarterly Review, we look at two vastly popular games and consider their effect on children and teens.
As well as this, KidsOKOnline (KOKO), experts in Online Child Safety, which was founded by Carole and Robert Hart Fletcher, offers slideshows on the following topics:
Children & Cyberbullying
- Research by Robert Hart-Fletcher into bullying reveals that 70% of children suffer some form of bullying and that cyberbullying is increasing dramatically.
- Children are more likely than ever to suffer nasty or aggressive texts, emails, and messaging, as well as bullying in chat rooms.
- KidsOKOnline’s study of 3,052 children aged 6 to 14 finds that members of safely moderated social learning networks are far less likely to be bullied than children in un-moderated networks.
Learning in the Family
This study by Robert Hart-Fletcher into children in KOKO’s SuperClubsPLUS community looks closely at the nature of collaboration between parents and children, and asks:
- How do parents engage with children learning with new technology at home?
- How can fathers and mothers better support their children’s learning?
Robert Hart-Fletcher carried out research funded by the Department for Education into how children behave in online communities . Emily is a representative UK member of KidsOKOnline’s SuperClubs.