My millennial children came of age in the early 2000s, before most phones had cameras; when social media meant Myspace—and screens still referred to movie theaters. When providing cell phones to our young teens, we made sure they could call and text and then tried to monitor their activity.
Technology has taken over our daily lives. There are many instances where life passes us by because our eyes are glued to our tiny devices. As a way to minimize our daily technology intake, here are a few helpful tips:
With summer upon us, our kids will (hopefully) be heading outdoors. But chances are they won’t be going anywhere without that little companion in their pockets: their mobile phones.
Giving digital approval to our children and teens for devices, games, apps and social networks needs to be more than a yes, but a process – especially after it is given. Examples for parents on determining how to let tech into your family's life.
Our friends at Amazon share advice and tips for parents on balancing tech and quality family time. They also share with us the family friendly features of the Amazon Fire Kids tablet.
Dr. David Hill, chair of the American Academy of Pediatric’s Council on Communications and Media explains the reasoning behind the recently updated screen time recommendations.
The screen is just another type of environment that children are active in. We can no longer classify all time spent in front of a screen as passive. So instead of obsessing over how many minutes and seconds our children are spending in front of a screen, we need to focus on the experience.
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.
Expert advice on how to guide your child to use technology wisely for learning and beyond.