Technology like children keeps everyone on their toes. So when you combine children and technology then it becomes an even greater challenge to keep up! As a responsible parent you’re rightly concerned about what media your children are consuming and how they are consuming it. You are also probably wondering whether that slightly odd game with angry monsters is a good or bad thing for them…. So who do you turn to?
This is where Quibly comes in. The parents’ Q&A community launched back in February. It’s designed as an intuitive platform for parents to ask the questions and discuss the answers about technology that worry and excite them the most. We think the site is great, allowing open discussion, users can set up a profile or post anonymously. Responses are given by like minded parents and experts from around the world.
Do go and check it out, its free to join. Below we have listed three of our favourite Quib.ly questions and answers to help you get a flavour of the site:
Asked by Chandra Gohrani Traveller, Reader, Social geek. London, GB
I believe so. I run a Minecraft club at school and the children – both boys and girls – are highly engaged by this game. As they play together, I watch them collaborate online, solve problems, think strategically, apply their creativity and develop new vocabulary skills. We allow children from Grades Three to Six to play Minecraft under supervision, and we haven’t encountered any problems so far. I would be very interested to hear other opinions on this. Answered by expert Emma Rutherford Learner & Teacher. Melbourne, AU
Asked by Anonymous
Well, the stated age limit is 13 so that’s a good place to start. There is a lot of content on there that is not safe for kids, so even 13 is young in my opinion. Answered by expert Rob Zidar, Founder, Third Parent US
I’m not looking for a “right” answer but at what age do you folks allows the kids’ laptops in their bedrooms?
Asked by expert Rob Zidar, Founder, Third Parent US
We don’t think computers should be allowed in the bedroom. We have a homework area in the house where kids can use computers and we can check in to see what they are doing on them. Answered by Kelly Schneider Lees, Tech, Marketing Mom. London, UK
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