Kids these days are really tied to their tech—Pew Research Center data indicates that around 45% of teens say they’re “almost constantly” online, and even young kids are spending more time in front of screens. That continuous connection to tech and the internet can make it tough to get kids outside and engaged with the real world.Luckily, though, it doesn’t have to be one or the other, —you can actually work with your kids’ tech devices instead of against them. Certain apps encourage kids to interact with the world around them, getting them up off the couch and into the outdoors.
Summer is a great time to take a break from our devices. But when children are away from home, maybe for the first time, staying in touch is important. Some camps have a no phones or electronic devices policy. What can you do to stay in touch while getting the benefits of a tech-lite summer? Here are a few tips to follow this summer: