Internet Safety for Parents with Elizabeth Milovidov
This interview is part of a special series by intrepidNOW Lifestyle on Internet Safety. The series is targeted at parents that know that they must protect their children from the dangers of online access but are not quite sure how. We will interview the experts and share their prescriptive advice.
GUEST: Elizabeth Milovidov, American Lawyer, French Law Professor, European eSafety Consultant and Founder of Digital Parenting Coach.
Elizabeth joined us to share her advice for parents on many aspects of internet safety. Specifically, we talked with Elizabeth about the following:
- (1:48) What inspired you to start Digital Parenting Consulting?
- (2:31) What are some of your favorite projects as a Digital Parenting Coach and Consultant?
- (3:48) What is the biggest problem facing parents today and how do you help solve it?
- (5:54) In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, there have been many discussions about data protection and privacy, what advice do you have for parents?
- (8:58) Does your advice differ for children of different ages or is there a one-size-fits all tip that parents can follow?
- (10:24) What are the dangers of gaming like Fortnite that a parent may not know about?
- (14:17) Earlier this year, the World Health Organization identified “gaming disorder” in it’s classification of diseases, what should parents know and how can they prevent their children from developing this disorder?
- (16:18) Parents today as busy juggling work, home and children, how difficult is it for them to get up to speed as a digital parent?
- (17:30) What is the one quick tip that you have for parents?
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About Elizabeth Milovidov
Elizabeth Milovidov is an American lawyer, a French law professor and a European eSafety consultant. She founded Digital Parenting Consulting and provides support to governments and associations. From 2014-2016, she consulted for European Schoolnet, a European consortium of 30 Education Ministries on several Internet-related projects, including the ENABLE (the European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) project. She also has provided support to EU Kids Online, Internet Matters, UK Safer Internet Centre, Family Online Safety Institute and many other key actors in online child protection.
She regularly intervenes as an independent expert on Children’s Rights and the Internet and Digital Parenting for the Council of Europe and is currently an Expert Working Group member on Digital Citizenship Education as well as a member of the Drafting Group of Specialists on Children and the Digital Environment. She is an international speaker on Internet safety issues, leads parental workshops, writes on digital parenting, and coaches parents on best practices in the digital age through her website www.digitalparentingcoach.com and Facebook Group, The Digital Parenting Community and Parentalité Numérique (in French).
A graduate of UCLA and UC Davis, she practiced as a litigator in California for four years before moving to France to work as General Counsel in two Internet Technology companies. She earned a Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris (dissertation: international adoption via Internet and photo listings).
She is a lecturer at several universities in France and Geneva and specializes in Law and Technology (ISCOM, Paris), Intellectual Property and Internet Law (INSEEC, Paris) and Children’s Rights and the Internet (University of Geneva, Geneva).
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethmilovidov/
Press page with recent interviews on France 24. https://www.digitalparentingcoach.com/p/press