Tech and Togetherness

Digi-Savvy Parenting

What is Digi-Parenting?

Can gaming really be educational? Which sites are ok for someone my kid’s age? And what on earth is YOLO? Lots of parents tell us that they feel a little unsure or even totally baffled by what their children are doing online.
But it’s time to find out! Digi-Parenting is much the same as every day parenting – it’s not hard, you just need to get your head around a few things. We’ve spoken to digital and parenting experts in New Zealand and around the world to bring you the best advice, simple tips, and tools to help kiwi families embrace the exciting future (and impress your kids in the process).

The Parenting Place: Connecting with your kids through social media

Connecting with your kids through social media

Setting digital boundaries

How to set digital boundaries and apply your parenting skills to the digital world.

Being savvy on Social Media

Social networking sites are the new playground for this generation.

Translating Teen Speak

Do you know your net lingo from your text speak?

Setting screentime limits

How much time should kids be allowed to spend online?


How to keep your kids safer when they’re messaging.

Jargon Buster

From access control to Wi-Fi, we’ve got all the jargon, busted.

My first phone

Helping children (and their parents!) to enjoy their new mobile world

How To: Set controls on Smart Phones

How to: Set controls on Social Media

Age Guide: What Are Under-5s In To?

Top tips for kiwi digi-kids

Age Guide: What’s My 5-7 Year Old In To?

Top tips for kiwi digi-kids

Age Guide: What’s My 8-12 Year Old Into?

Top tips for kiwi digi-kids

Age Guide: What’s My 13-14 Year Old In To?

Age Guide: What’s My 15+ Year Old In To?

Top tips for kiwi digi-kids.

Reference Sites

Our recommendations for further reading to help you on your digital parenting journey.

Our Partners

The Parenting Place and Netsafe


Frequently asked questions about Digi-Parenting.

Bring Your Own Device advice

BYOD Back To School

Sexting: Staying safe online

Staying Safe Online.

Cyber Bullying

What do I do if my child is a target of cyber bullying – or a bully themselves?

Vodafone Parenting Tools

Simple tools and solutions from Vodafone

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Posting Guidelines

Use of the Vodafone Digi-Parenting Forum

The Vodafone Digi-Parenting forum provides an area for you to discuss your Digi-Parenting issues and questions. We want to make sure that the forum is used in an engaging and supportive way for everyone who is using it.

The information you post is your responsibility, and it’s up to you to make sure that it’s appropriate for the conversation and doesn’t interfere with anyone else’s rights.

While we want to encourage free and open discussion, we’re uncomfortable with and might remove any posts on the forum that:
• advertise or offer to sell anything
• contain or endorse anything that is inappropriate for the forum including material which is threatening, racist, sexist, offensive, illegal or anything else which might be objectionable
• might contain a virus or cause other harm to our computer systems
• could be considered spam or “junk mail”
• stop others using and enjoying the Digi-Parenting forum
• we consider damages the reputation of Vodafone or another third party.

If we need to, we might change or remove the Digi-Parenting forum, which may include any content that you’ve posted. We don’t keep a copy of content that’s been uploaded so if you want a copy make sure you’ve saved this somewhere else.

We want to talk about the great things that are happening on the forum, so from time to time we might use some of the posts or comments you make elsewhere.

If at any time you feel threatened by anyone posting on the Vodafone Digi-Parenting forum, or believe their use or posting is not in line with this policy it’s important for you to report this to us. We take this type of activity seriously and will make every effort to deal with all instances that are reported to us. To report any kind of abuse, please contact

We recommend that you don’t post any personal information including your Vodafone account information. If you need help or have specific queries or comments concerning your account please contact Vodafone Customer Services. To get in touch, visit our Contact page.