Growing Up With Tech

Growing Up With Tech

As a parent and a bit of a tech geek myself, I've instilled an interest in different technology with my kids as they have grown up. From seeing how they used an iPad as a toddler, to teaching them about online safety with social media and online gaming it’s been interesting to see how kids grow up with tech.There are so many different ways technology can have an impact on a child's life - both good and bad. Join me as we talk about different issues related to technology and kids. As a parent, we have a role in guiding how our kids use technology and we’ll cover different topics so that you, as a parent, are better equipped to make your own decisions. We’ll also have discussions about issues that our children face, as they grow up in this digital age, so that they can experience, learn, become creative and possibly find their own passion through a hobby or future career.Topics May Include: Online Safety, Social Media, Learning With Tech, Tech In The Home, Product Reviews, Psychology Of Technology, Inspiring “Good” With Tech & Dealing With The “Bad” Impacts Of Tech Time.

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October 13, 2021 19 min

Have you ever wondered why you are seeing a specific ad on the Internet? Have you ever worried about who is tracking what you do online? In this episode of Growing Up With Tech, we'll discuss what a Digital Footprint is and why having a discussion with your kids about their online activity can bring awareness to what is, or is not being tracked and why that may important. You may have heard the saying "what happens on the I...

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#011 - In this episode, I interview Dr. Beverly Pell of Smart Digital Kids for a discussion about tech use with our kids and her approach to T.A.M.E Your Tech.
We discussed how kids at different ages use technology and how we, as parents, can talk with our kids about their use of tech. More interestingly, we consider the perspective of how parents model our behaviours with tech on our kids and how we sometimes may need to also tame...

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#010 - As summer comes to an end, and the school year starts will you make changes to the amount of screen time you encourage your kids to have?
The summer break is a time where kids often times spend more time outside and less time with tech on a day-to-day basis. So, as the summer comes to an end and kids get back to school do you think your kids will go back to using tech more often? Will you change your rules for screen time? Do...

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#009 - In this episode, I interview Cynthia Arscott of Goldminds. 
Goldminds conducts educational experiences teaching mindfulness & personal development strategies to children. We chat about the types of programs Goldminds runs with kids, how they engage and learn through the programs, why mindfulness is important for kids and how it can affect their mental health. We discuss what to look for in your kids and teens to see if mi...

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#008 - In this episode of Growing Up With Tech I talk about digital books vs. printed books and the experience I had with my kids as I introduced them to digital books. 

Hear what they preferred and why. Do you think they will prefer audiobooks, a digital book (think kindle) or will they want the old school printed books? So hit play, listen in and let me know what your kids prefer. 

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#007 - In this episode, I interview Michelle Acaley from Sphero, an educational product company. Sphero makes remarkably cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create, and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts. We discuss the various products available by the company, how kids use them to learn and play, why teachers use both to inspire and engage children and we...

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#006 - One of the things I love most about changes that have come with technology is the speed at which we can access information. And one platform that has greatly helped is YouTube. Want to learn something new - say how to fix something, how to play a game, a  new recipe....well almost everything is on YouTube. So, how does that affect our kids? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Is it helpful? Has it had a negative effect on our...

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June 7, 2021 15 min

#005 – Do your kids play Minecraft? Are you unsure what it’s all about and if it’s an appropriate game for your kids?

In this episode, I’ll cover why I think the platform is great for creativity, imagination, spatial learning, and more. I’ll explain what the game is all about, how it can be played, I’ll dive into the good and bad (mostly good), and what this creative game can teach your kids. Is Minecraft safe for kids? I’ll also ex...

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#004 - Do you wonder if your kids' vision is being affected by screen use? Want to know if blue blockers are good for kids? Does watching a screen before bed really affect how well you can sleep?

We'll cover all this and more on Episode 4 of Growing Up With Tech.
Dr. David Black joins us to talk about the impact of screens on vision.

What did you like most about what he said?

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#003 - In this episode of the Growing Up With Tech Podcast I'm going to talk about how social media use can affect our feelings and why it's important to consider the implications and experience this can have with our kids. 

How can social media platforms impact them? what are social implications and how does it affect their social interactions with their peers? How can we, as parents, be observant and take this opportunity ...

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In this episode of Growing Up With Tech, I'll discuss how to set up different parental controls and screen time settings in IOS to help you contract what content and the amount of content your kids may have access to with their iPhones, iPads, and more. I'll break down some specific features you want to consider including how to set up restrictions within the app store as well as purchase restrictions to prevent your kids f...

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April 9, 2021 3 min

As a parent and a bit of a tech geek myself, I've instilled an interest in different technology with my kids as they have grown up. From seeing how they used an iPad as a toddler, to teaching them about online safety with social media and online gaming it’s been interesting to see how kids grow up with tech.

There are so many different ways technology can have an impact on a child's life - both good and bad. Join me as we ta...

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