It is a daily struggle to sort out technology in our families and with our children. When to set limits, how to set limits, and how to balance this revolution in communication and information? This New York Times article, When Tech is a Problem Child, addresses when to get your child’s first phone, considerations about the level of technology, managing technology in your child’s bedroom, establishing phone-free times and consequences for breaking family rules.
It is not the last word on solutions, but a strong conversation starter. As parents, we need to engage in this conversation every day, preserving family time, ensuring child safety, and preventing social media abuse.