Increase Your "Tech" IQ

Tech advice for parents

Developments in technology have altered more than just the way children learn and play, it has also altered the way we need to parent. Raising children in our ever more technological society can seem overwhelming at times, but navigating the digital world can be made easier via a few simple tips.

One good tip is that if you have an iPad or a computer that your child has regular access to, you should turn on parental controls. The parental controls on the iPad limits the websites that can be accessed and also puts an age restriction onto the apps that can be downloaded or even turn them off completely. When your children are online, ask them to demonstrate what they are doing.

However, you also need to be careful not to go overboard when it comes to safety. The internet is a normal part of life in the 21st century and you should encourage your children to make use of it in a productive and safe manner.