Digital Parenting and Your Autistic Child, Part 1

Supporting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is challenging and rewarding at the same time. Each child, whether on the spectrum or not, has their own unique talents, triggers and things that make them tick. 

This guide is a resource for parents who are challenged by their autistic or special needs child’s digital habits. We’ve compiled research, parenting tips and other assets to help guide your family’s journey into the digital age.

What Parents Need to Know About ASD & Screen Time

  1. What is "Perseverating" & Tips for Autistic Brains
    Children on the autism spectrum often seem to get ‘stuck’ on certain topics or interests, and in today’s digital world, it’s often around video gaming and other screens. 
     
  2. Is Your Autistic Child Being Cyberbullied?
    Research has revealed that kids with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be cyber bullied.
     
  3. How to Take Action Against Cyberbullying
    If your child is experiencing cyber bullying, these steps may help you protect your child.
     
  4. The Importance of Internet Filtering & Monitoring
    Psychology Today reported that children on the autism spectrum are at higher risk of developing an addiction to pornography or mature content. Learn how you can filter and monitor your child's internet use.
     
  5. What’s All the Fuss About Filters?
    For parents of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), internet filters can be a key tool to curb obsessive tendencies. Take a deeper dive to understand why your autistic child could benefit from this.
     
  6. Sexting and the Laws in Your State
    Autistic children may not fully understand that sexting violates the laws of their state, which can lead to potentially dangerous behavior that could get them into trouble.
     
  7. The Myth of Multitasking
    Multitasking, while inefficient for most of the population, can be extremely disruptive for a child with ASD. Learn more about what you can do to help focus your autistic child on specific tasks.
     
  8. Digital Contract for Your Family
    Consider using a family media contract to help manage your autistic child's screen time use.

 

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