Digital Parenting

Late last year, I was asked to write an article for a “digital parenting” magazine produced by my employer, Vodafone. I was asked to write about (positive) trends I see in the future – I chose to focus on ┬áthe future of social networking, the future of human-computer interaction and the future of open data – three key trends that I see having a major impact on how we live, and have major implications for how we need to think about digital privacy. Besides my musings, though, the magazine is actually packed with great information for parents of young children who are just starting to explore the Web, social networks, texting and other forms of ┬ádigital media. As a parent, I really recommend reading it. To read the full article, you have to go to and “click on” the “Digital Parenting Magazine.” It is also downloadable as a PDF.

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One comment on “Digital Parenting
  1. David says:

    I am very interested in reading the full article but the PDF file is not accessible – it results in access to which fails with a “The file is damaged and could not be repaired” message from Adobe Reader. I tried accessing the vodafone page but the view is very clumsy on that site – I can’t read the dual-page display in the full-screen browser view and when I zoom in, the image moves around with my mouse movements. Is there a way to get the PDF file version? Thanks.

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Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American ex-pat living in London and an independent consultant and advocate for emerging web technologies, the open web, open source and open data. As well, I am co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, I am a founder and co-organizer of the Over the Air hack day series and a founder of Mobile Monday London. I'm a former .com CTO and subsequent .com refugee. I am a parent dealing with the increasing complexities of raising children in a hyper-connected world.

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Mobile Internet for Dummies

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