Becoming a Digital Parent is a practical, readable guide that will help all parents have confidence to successfully navigate technology with their children. It accessibly presents evidence-based guidance to offer an overview of the digital landscape, empowering parents to embrace opportunities whilst keeping children responsible and safe online.

Covering a range of topics including developmental stages, screen time, bed time, gaming, digital identities, and helpful parenting apps and resources, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead explores the challenges and opportunities involved in parenting in the digital age. With advice for parents of babies through to teenagers, each chapter includes an explanation of the latest research, interviews with parents and experts, and helpful case studies gathered by the author during her extensive experience of working directly with parents and children. This book will show parents how to communicate better with their children, create a family technology plan, put in place intervention strategies when things happen, and take advantage of the benefits technology can afford us.

Becoming a Digital Parent is ideal for all parents looking to effectively navigate the technological world, and the range of professionals who work with them.

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Parenting Is Not What It Used to Be

Technology Trends

chapter Chapter 2|11 pages

Prevention Science and Technology

chapter Chapter 3|20 pages

Generation Alpha

Parenting Around Tech in Young Children

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

The Tween Years

Puberty + Peers + Tech

chapter Chapter 5|33 pages

Digital Identities

Teens and Technology

chapter Chapter 6|19 pages

Screen Time

The Real Facts and Research

chapter Chapter 7|29 pages


A Potential Pitfall or Positive

chapter Chapter 8|25 pages

Resources and Apps

What to Use at Different Developmental Stages