Parents on Internet, kids on Youtube

For many children today, one thing is clear as day: a computer without internet is not a real computer. Parents see it differently, because until a few years ago, they worked with computers who have not had access to the Internet. Today’s children, however, grow up with the internet, for them there is a global network that exist since they know about them. However, many parents see the Internet like media that should be handled carefully, because may produce bad things also.

Kids on Internet

These and similar prejudices of parents in their book “Network vegetables – raising internet generation” want to solve the authors Johnny and Tanja Hojzler. Both are the parents of two sons in the best “digital age.” They believe that the children in the digital age should be carefully educated – like young vegetables, which are also carefully managed to succeed.

Married couple Hojzler in the book “Network vegetables” describes how children can be trained for “living space Internet”. And  not by imposing bans, but by letting them use the Internet. But only with reasonable instructions.

The problem is that many parents can not constantly control what their children read or watch on the Internet. And yet do not want to constantly supervise children. The authors of the 300-page book describes how this problem can be elegantly solved.

The authors are not only cared for the digital treatment of their children, but also – as can be read in many places in the book – to the point that when parents critical to the network, eradicate fear of the media. Because the only one who knows the “enemy” knows how to win – an age-old tactic.

Tanya and Johnny have long been “at home” when it comes to the Internet. Already about ten years, they write the blog “Spreeblick” (the view from the river spray), which was awarded with “Grim” award. In addition they are also great initiators of Berlin blogging conference “re: publica.”

In short: these two know very well how to operate a global network.

All these warnings we read everyday, as authors, goes horrible on my nerves, I’m so confused because parents do not help at all,” says Johnny in the podcast “Network vegetables.

Is this site really required from pop star or a production company that wants to promote their product? Can this article on “Wikipedia” really make use of the local history and yet still look for an additional source of information? What “on YouTube” can still be displayed in addition to the hilarious video clips?

The possibility, in his book cited Tanya and Johnny Hojzler, have the power to convince skeptical parents in that it did no harm to children, as it is often said in public. The message of the book reads: “Accept it as part of life, use it and benefit from it!”

Hojzlers wants parents to close it and tells them to use it often. Children should be practicing and learn when it comes to the media, to be able to collect their own experience. But, as in real life, “the risk of injury” should be avoided so that the end of the book provides additional information about pediatric protection when it comes to computers and the Internet.


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