Do smart phones and children belong together? Part 2
As a follow up to my previous post on the topic, I thought I’d share a great article on some specific strategies for managing your child’s technology gadgets.
I was first introduced to Christine Carter, and her powerful work by our mutual friends, and I absolutely love her approach to parenting. Her book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents is a must read.
Here are some of her specific strategies for managing your child’s online presence and technology gadgets:
- Test drive every app they use – by doing this you might ix-nay some of their faves, but oh well.
- Keep their devices on your ITunes account, so you can track all activity
- Teach them to only “friend” people that they know personally
- Establish specific “technology free zones”, so that these devices aren’t permeating all of family life (i.e. not at dinner time, in the bedroom, etc.”
I encourage you to read her full article, to do so click here.