Par­ents’ dig­i­tal dilemma

Sunday Mail - - NEWS -

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.”

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