Recent insight provided by young people and parents in Leeds highlighted the growing divide between parents’ and young people’s digital literacy. This insight was gathered in relation to gambling-type activity as part of online gaming. Many parents/carers feel out of their depth in relation to account settings to control time, spend and security. The speed of digital innovation in the form of trading and streaming platforms and eSports leaves parents/carers feeling out of touch. This can become a great source of frustration and conflict.
Parent Zone, a national social enterprise, will provide an expert perspective on digital resilience and effective engagement with parents through the trusted professionals they turn to. They will outline how the Digital Resilience Framework can empower parents to be more confident in their conversations with their children, and the support they give them to manage their online world.
We will also share local and national tools and resources that are available to parents/carers to increase their knowledge and skills of online gaming and digital literacy, in order to achieve a healthier interface with the online world and better protect themselves and their children.