Teaching Digital Citizenship for Parents

Raising kids can be a daunting challenge, and in today’s digital world, it’s even more so. Because technology changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up and teach your kids how to be smart and stay safe online, and teaching digital citizenship can be a complicated process if you haven’t been taught yourself. Keep scrolling for our 5-Step Action plan any family can use to help bring a little order to this digital chaos. Check out our blog for the latest updates and tips, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for breaking news.

Neptune Navigate 5-step Action Plan

Here is our 5-Step Action Plan that any family can start using right away to bring a little order to the chaos created by this digital world in which we live.

Recent Blog Posts

Setting Boundaries For Kids And Their Digital Devices

https://www.wifr.com/2022/05/04/study-most-teens-have-healthy-relationship-with-technology/ When my kids were small, I always had to be careful about the words I used in front of them because they often repeated everything they heard.  If I wanted them to use kind...

How Much Is Too Much Screen Time?

https://healthmatters.nyp.org/what-does-too-much-screen-time-do-to-childrens-brains/ https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2020/07/28/parenting-approaches-and-concerns-related-to-digital-devices/ We know that screen time is an enormous discussion point among parents...

Social Media Addiction: Where Does It Begin?

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/followers-cheaper-lips-young-influencers-detail-allure-cosmetic-proced-rcna14463 It’s been proven that social media addiction is real, but what happens when that addiction goes beyond scrolling and posting? There’s a disturbing...

How Friendly Are Kid-Friendly Apps?

The continued concern about our kids and digital devices is the amount of data that tech companies are collecting about them. Even if your child isn’t on social media yet, they are still vulnerable to disclosing their personal information while using apps and video...

Dove Fights Back Against Toxic Social Media Content

https://www.fastcompany.com/90746539/dove-deepfakes-moms-to-illustrate-the-impact-of-toxic-influencers-on-teens For many young girls, their self-esteem is heavily influenced by their mothers.  And most mothers do their best to protect and build that self-esteem so...

Synthetic Media: What Is and Is Not Real?

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-ethics-of-a-deepfake-anthony-bourdain-voice?utm_source=morning_brew Synthetic media.  That’s a term that was new to me until today.  Synthetic media is “a catch-all term for the artificial production,...

Teaching Your Teens How To Handle Inappropriate Texts

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sexting-among-kids-is-bigger-than-everand-often-illegal-heres-how-to-talk-to-your-child-11622894400?mod=tech_lista_pos1 When my kids first started going out to dances, parties, or even just to sleep over at a friend’s house, we devised a ...

Parenting in the Digital World

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/family-technology I just finished having lunch with a friend whose 7 year old daughter began asking her “the questions” last night. You know the ones.  The questions began innocently enough, and with each answer my friend...

Misinformation and Disinformation: What’s The Difference?

https://slate.com/technology/2021/12/information-consumers-misinformation-adrift-media-literacy.html Misinformation or Disinformation? Both words refer to wrong or incorrect information but the key word that separates them is intent. Let's start with misinformation....