Parents like me who had kids before Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, and even Facebook were a thing, have been caught with our pants down, so to speak. We are digital parenting pioneers: navigating new apps, deciphering text speak, misusing emojis, and certainly embarrassing our kids as we muddle through a world that switched from analog to digital in the blink of an eye.
To get the most out of the gift, here are some tips for you and your family, both before and after you make the purchase.
When I was a kid, watching Nickelodeon and playing outside seemed to consist of most of my time. Then, the computer entered my life. From these early interactions with technology, I began to see the power that any type of technology can have on improving and impacting people’s lives, especially young people.
A step-by-step video showing iPhone and iPad users how to set restrictions on their devices.
Help your children identify safe relationships and who they should and shouldn't be interacting with online.
Tools for keeping your children occupied, entertained, and safe during the long summer break.
It is a good idea to take a moment to think about the role that technology should –or should not – be playing in your summer diversions.