One way that we can help our kids with their learning and online life is to try and be more involved in their worlds. This doesn’t have to mean spending an hour a day in World of Warcraft or Moshi Monsters (unless you want to!). It can be much easier – and enjoyable – than that
It really means understanding how people talk with others online and how different platforms (blogs, wikis, social media) work. Learning basic online skills like how to read and comment on a blog or find someone on Facebook might seem trivial but these are skills that our kids generally already have. And if we have these skills too it means that if/when they run into trouble we have at least a basic understanding of how things work, and can help find a solution.
One way to begin is to read more online. On an iPad, iPhone, Kindle, laptop, whatever. Our kids read a lot online. You can too, and it won’t hurt a bit! What are you already read online? (Apart from this blog of course :).
There is so much out there online that it can be hard to find the good stuff. So, today I’ve brought it to you. A fab blog to start you off – I think you’ll love it. If you sign up for the newsletter – hope you signed up for mine too btw! – you’ll get all these great blog posts straight to your email inbox :0)
Women Love Tech is a blog run by the fabulous Frederique Bros. A lovely French woman living and working in Sydney, Australia. The blog isn’t just about tech gadgets – although Frederique knows a lot about those – it’s more about how we women are using technology in our lives. There are sections on Lifestyle, Gadgets, Travel and Fashion just to get you started.
Of course, Frederique describes her blog better than I can:
“Women Love Tech is Australia’s most popular lifestyle technology blog. Designed for women with busy lifestyles, the blog aims to empower women by giving them everything they need in one place. Whether it’s the best apps, the latest on smartphones, new websites, blogger tips, cool gadgets, social media support or product reviews.about
Women Love Tech has an unique niche, making technology easy, interesting and fun.”
To get you started with reading more online, here are two articles that I think you’ll enjoy. They fit with this blog’s focus too – cyber-safety and privacy online!
- The first one is all about keeping your own private information safe online.
- Another you might enjoy is Frederique’s take on cyber-safety This is a great checklist to keep hold of as your kids grow up.
I love sharing great online resources I find and hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. Feel free to have a look around Women Love Tech and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you – leave me a comment below. A great way to learn and practice those online skills!
And don’t forget to leave a message with Frederique too :0) Say hi from me!
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