PUBLISHED: 14:38 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:40 31 October 2018 Sheena Grant Knowing how to keep children safe online can be a minefield for parents. Parenting support social business Huddl is organising parent talks in Ipswich and Cambridge at which experts will offer advice. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto This content is subject to copyright. Should you let children play video games rated above their age or have a social media account and how do you talk to a teenager about how much time they spend online without causing an argument? Sheena Grant goes in search of some advice for parents with the help of an expert speaking at an event in East Anglia. Caroline Hurst, director of education at Childnet International. Picture Adam HollingworthWe hear a lot about the dark side of the internet - cyberbullying, grooming, sexting and how social media can mess with a young person’s self esteem. But that’s not the whole story. The online world … [Read more...] about How to keep your children safe online
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Digital transformation is a top priority in industries around the world. And no wonder: successful digital transformation enables companies to understand the context of specific customer interactions and equips them with the power to redefine their market, re-engage customers, reconfigure their cost base, and reimagine business models. However, simply undergoing a technology transformation does not guarantee the desired outcomes. In order to survive and future-proof their business, companies must get digital 'right'.A recent survey found that only 8 percent of global enterprises consider themselves digitally transformed, with 23 percent still in the early stages of digital transformation. Businesses that successfully transform are in the top quartile of their industries, but those that do not risk the threat of disruption.To better understand the gap between expectations and outcomes when companies undergo digital change, EXL Service partnered with Harvard Business Review (HBR) to … [Read more...] about Top reasons businesses suffer digital failure – and how to avoid them
Aug 22, 1:02 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Nina Godlewski @NinaGodlewski 04/27/17 AT 5:07 PM Months after the presidential election in the United States and weeks away from a runoff election in France, Facebook has released a report on misinformation campaigns that have flooded the site.The report from Facebook’s security team was released Thursday and details a plan to combat misinformation campaigns in the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a letter to users in February in which he outlined his vision for the site in the coming months.Read: Facebook Responds To Live Video Of Killing, Allegedly Of 19-Year-Old Serena McKay MurderHis goals revolved around security, strengthening and bettering the community, and artificial intelligence. Thursday’s report addresses the security concerns as well as ways to strengthen and better the site’s community and the dialogues that … [Read more...] about Facebook Security Report: Social Media Site Unveils Plan For Fighting Fake News, Addressing Other Concerns
Ana Homayoun, The Washington Post Published 7:33 am PDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 Bo Burnham's movie "Eighth Grade" brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth. They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can thwart their confidence and ability to make healthy, safe choices. It's our job as parents and educators to help them develop those skills, but it's not always clear how to do that effectively. It can be tempting to use rewards, threats or even fear to motivate kids, but years of research have concluded that while those things may work in the short term, they typically backfire in developing the intrinsic motivation kids need to make good choices. Psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan's self-determination theory looks at what motivates people in making choices. The theory assumes that humans … [Read more...] about How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)
AUSTIN -- With a single musing, Dallas GOP Sen. Don Huffines on Wednesday crystallized what Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is after in a hurry-up study of school safety after the massacre at Santa Fe High in southeast Texas. Huffines recalled that when he was in high school in North Texas in the 1970s, kids were unruly. Many even brought guns in their trucks to school. He was one, as he liked to duck hunt at dawn before first period, he said.Despite the proximity of firearms, though, there weren’t mass shootings, Huffines noted.“What has changed since then?” he asked a panel of mental health and education experts.The experts and the nine members of Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security could not specifically pinpoint how or why society has changed since Huffines, 60, was a teen.Participants agreed, though, that things have changed -- and that improving students’ mental health is necessary to keep schools safe.Clifford K. Moy, director of … [Read more...] about Texas lawmakers discuss what could make students violent: Mental health, social media, video games?