The days of washing out the mouths of children who swear are thankfully behind us, but what is the right way to react when your children curse?
New research undertaken by the company Startrite into internet usage by tweens was released this week. Their aim was to speak to the kids directly, without the influence of their parents, to find out how kids use the internet.
The survey of 698 children was conducted in primary schools in England, with 17 schools selected to give a good geographical spread. Almost all of the children surveyed own some kind of digital device, and 45% of them said that their parents don’t set rules on how long they can use it. 20% of the children aged 7 – 8 years old use their devices more than 4 hours a day, and almost half admit to using their device in secret.
Most schools offer good advice, and have policies in place to tackle cyberbullying, but what about the wider implications of the comments that our kids post online? What do parents need to know about reputation management?