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This Digi-Parenting Life [Contest]

Posted: October 27, 2014

Life as a digital parent means embracing technology for its positives – yet keeping your child safe as she/he enjoys its benefits. Share your digi-parenting story.

Computers, tablets, mobiles, and soon – wearable devices; technology follows us wherever we go. How can our children be left behind?

Kids love using the Internet and smartphones, whether it is to watch fun videos, help in school assignments or chat with a grandparent in another city. Yet, as they grow increasingly tech-savvy, there are also attendant dangers such as predators that lurk online, cyber-bullying and age inappropriate content.

This campaign supported by eKavach, India’s first digital parenting application, is all about sharing your digi-parenting story – how you handle the presence of technology in your child’s life and what you feel about it.

How to participate?

  1. Blog about any aspect of your life as a digital parent – share a story/incident, talk about what aspects of technology appeal to/worry you (or what your child feels about it), or share your tips on navigating technology with and for your child.

  2. Include a note mentioning that this post is being written as part of the Women’s Web – eKavach ‘This Digi-Parenting Life!’ campaign with a link to the eKavach website

  3. Leave a link to your blog post here in the comments section. That’s it!

Updates!

This initiative generated a tremendous amount of interest on all our social media platforms, and we thank you for all the valuable suggestions and sharing of experiences. Since the number of blog posts itself was a little lesser than anticipated, the number of prizes is being modified a little bit, while keeping the spirit very much intact. Here they are:

The 3 winners to receive prize vouchers:

Ash Arun, Being A Digi-Parent

Apurva Abhyankar, Digi-Parenting, My Way

Nupur, When Virtual Becomes Real

We’re also selecting 3 early bird winners to receive a 1 year subscription from e-Kavach and they are Ash Arun, Prateek Gautam and  Vinitha.

Congratulations and thank you all for your participation!

Dates

This initiative will be open from 27th October to 14th November 2014. Do make sure your post is submitted here in the comments before 14th November 10 PM IST.

The prizes

The folks at eKavach are giving away some lovely prizes to get more people spreading the word about safe and smart digital parenting!

  • (Early Bird!) While the eKavach app is currently free, it will soon be launched with a paid version. The 3 bloggers who are the first to submit their entries here will receive a 1-year free subscription to the paid version as it goes live, and the next 5 bloggers to submit entries will receive a 6-months free subscription to the paid version. This app enables you to track, monitor and maintain your child’s safety when using smartphones or any other connected devices.
  • The 3 best entries will each receive Flipkart shopping vouchers of Rs.500. These 3 bloggers will also be featured on the eKavach website as the ‘Digi-Parent of the Month’.
  • The next 3 best entries will each receive Flipkart shopping vouchers of Rs.300.

 Rules

  • No word limits
  • You are welcome to submit more than one entry, but we may pick the best entry from each blogger when considering for prizes
  • Blog posts must be written between the 27th October and 14th November 2014, and submitted here in the comments before 14th November 10 PM IST
  • Posts must include a link to eKavach
  • Entries that do not respect the spirit of the competition and are the result of any activities such as spurious/multiple blogs for claiming prizes will be rejected. Judges’ decision on the winners is final.

Child with a device image via Shutterstock

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