Parents’ digital dilemma
PARENTS of children as young as two are at breaking point over how to control their kids’ device use amid concern about their exposure to cyber bullying later in life.
Telethon Kids Institute Prof Donna Cross, who is heading up a new project on cyber bullying, said there was a tech- nological chasm between parents and kids.
“Parents are feeling so completely overwhelmed, out of their depth and have no (digital) literacy and no experience to support their decision-making with children,” Prof Cross said. “People are just guessing at ways they can take action.”