As a parent raising a child in the information age it’s really tough.
There is no book on how do it (Dr. Spock never had to deal with the Internet). There are no parental figures with experience raising a child in the age of the Internet. And sometimes our kids are more technologically adept than we are.
So we try to the best that we can with tools that we have available.
Unfortunately, because of well meaning but prescriptive laws and regulations, few tools exist. These rules scared off the development of tools and services to help parents and children. And that’s why I take umbrage with the recent negative statements about YouTube kids from advocates who don’t speak for all parents but want to remove tools to help my child. Read more