Many call for a digital detox with the aim of getting everyone off their device. However this is only a symptomatic, short-term response. We might be able to manage it for one day but very few would consider giving up their online conversations altogether. The fact is we need to consider our vulnerabilities and our strengths and redesign how we relate to each other long term.
This new legality is powerful food for thought for parenting in the Facebook era. As adults, we often express dissatisfaction at the ways young people post their lives online. But if we turn the mirror on ourselves, do we as parents actually have the right to make our family photos public? If so, which ones?
ABOUT DR JOANNE ORLANDO
Dr Joanne Orlando leads new ideas and understandings about children’s uses of technology.
She draws on a wealth of specialised, cutting edge knowledge, to provide practical solutions that ensure technology is an empowering part of children’s lives.
A hallmark of Joanne’s work is presenting complex ideas in a fresh, simple ways. She is in demand as a speaker nationally and internationally. Joanne regularly presents on TV including on The Today Show, The Project, Daily Edition, ABC 24, the news across all channels, and a large number of radio stations. Joanne is the technology parenting expert at Kidspot, Australia’s number one parenting website. She has published a long list of opinion pieces recognised for their thought-provoking and timely ideas. Joanne also hosts a monthly digital-parenting seminar series based in USA.
As a researcher, Dr Joanne has an invaluable, ground-up understanding of how children use technology and the factors that influence their use. She works closely as an expert with government, key industry (Apple), education sector, and with families to develop practices that will help children to flourish in our digital society.
Joanne is a busy mum of three. She knows what children and adults want to know about, and provides them with real ideas, understanding and effective solutions.
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