If you're a parent in this digital age, then it's likely the following rings true for you:
- You want your kids to feel safe and in control of their digital world.
- You want them to be able to navigate the risks in that world with confidence.
- You want them to grow, thrive, connect, create and collaborate despite those risks.
You're also aware that to achieve the above, you need to be proactive in understanding the digital world a bit better yourself.
Enter Martine Oglethorpe, a parenting educator known for nimbly staying abreast of technology changes while keeping one foot firmly grounded in an understanding of the things that make families strong.
Martine skilfully combines her professional expertise with the lived experience gained by guiding her own children down the pathway to being skilled, savvy digital citizens. In the pages of this book lies the blueprint for parenting kids in the digital age. It shares how to be engaged in the digital lives of your children without being overbearing or burdensome; to know when to tread lightly as a parent and when care and caution need to be taken.
Martine Oglethorpe is a mother to five boys with a background in secondary education and a Masters in Counselling. Through her personal and professional work with families raising children, she recognises the important role technology plays in the lives of young people today and thus the role we can play in not only their safety but their social and emotional wellbeing.
Martine has a passionate interest in helping families to safely navigate the modern world of parenting in a way that offers understanding as well as practical and realistic strategies. She is a Trusted eSafety Provider with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and has presented to numerous parent groups, schools and teachers around Australia.
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