DigitalParenting.ie site was founded by Evan Mangan – a dad with three sons who are avid users of technology.
He delivers Digital Marketing training courses throughout Ireland and he also advises schools on their use of digital media. Evan developed his digital media expertise in London where he was Head of European Marketing for Yahoo! Mobile, Head of Customer and New Media marketing at Orange and Head of Direct Marketing at BT. He has extensive experience of digital marketing across web and mobile covering the Irish, UK and European markets. He also runs a digital media agency called The Marketing Crowd with clients throughout Ireland.
Evan created the Digital Parenting site because in the digital marketing training courses he continuously meets parents who;
- Don’t know how to restrict access to explicit content on the home wifi or their kids mobiles – many parents think that parental controls on a PC was sufficient.
- Don’t know what specific advice relating to social media accounts they should be giving their kids in order to protect them from being cyber bullied.
- Feel unable to advise their kids because their kids know more than them about Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Whats App etc.
- Are becoming increasing worried that their kids are becoming addicted to technology and are unsure what to do about it.
Parenting is difficult but it is almost impossible when your kids know more than you. If you are a parent, our site is here to help you get back in control so you can advise and protect your child.
We are not “anti technology “for kids – quite the opposite. We think social media, smartphones, apps and the web bring enormous benefits for today’s kids. However, there are also some serious risks and dangers. As parents we know that driving a car is dangerous but we don’t prevent our 18 year old kids from driving – we ensure that they are given the best lessons and advice on how to drive. Similarly, when it comes to the digital world, it’s important that we understand what the main risks are and then ensure that our kids are properly advised and trained on how to reduce those risks. So, on this site you will find lots of free digital parenting guides providing detailed advice on the key dangers and risks facing your kids and the main social media networks and apps they are using. We hope you find them useful.
These free guides will give you a good understanding of the issues and what you can do to advise and protect your child. We also have a members area where you can access detailed “How To” guides which are designed to help you implement lots of things you would want to do as a parent.