Raising Boys in a Digital World

Raising boys in a digital world is concerning and confusing. Why? As kids, most of us had predominantly analogue childhoods where we stared at the sky and not a screen! However, we’ve been forced to raise boys in a digital world that is foreign to many of us. It’s the first time in history where our boys know more than us about a topic. We’re frequently given conflicting (and often inaccurate) advice in the media and by professionals when it comes to navigating the digital world with our sons. We wrestle with the fact that our boys will inherit a digital world, so ‘digital amputation’ simply isn’t an option (nor would it make you very popular with your son!). Yet, we’re unsure as to how we can allow our boys to embrace technology, whilst still preserving and protecting their childhood and adolescence.