95% of Tweens More Tech Savvy Than Parents

February 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

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From the Clever Sheep:

London Free Press highlights the fact that of 3,000 grade 6, 7 and 8 students surveyed, 95% believe they know more about the Internet than their parents.

While the cartoon above is good for a laugh, It’s hard for parents to monitor their child’s online presence and set expectations when they do not know more about the tools than their tween.  At OneSeventeen Media, we tend to agree with the tweens: many of them can out-tech their parents any day.  This is one of the many reasons we’re excited to provide PlumbBrain to the tween market.  We have the savvy and know-how to build the community kids want, but we’re also moms, dads and teachers; we understand the importance and necessity of creating safe places for youth to hang out online while teaching them skills to navigate their online and offline worlds successfully.  

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  • 1. Beth Carls  |  February 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    So, how do parents keep up? Reading this blog is one way – to keep up with the latest and greatest things out there on the web in terms of what your kids might be up to.

    Get engaged. Show your child that you’re interested in what they’re doing. Go to the sites your teens visit. Learn what excites them about particular sites or communities. Let them show you – they’ll love having the upper hand on something with you 😉

    Anne Collier, Editor of SafeKids/NetFamily News has a weekly newsletter about topics around keeping kids safe online. You can subscribe to her newsletter her: http://www.netfamilynews.org/subscribe.htm

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