Top 10 Tips for Family Use of Technology and Media
- Technology should serve your family and bring you closer together; it should not make your family its servant and keep you apart.
- Parents are their children’s first and best teachers. Model appropriate use of technology and media for your kids.
- Using cell phones, computers, televisions and other electronic devices is a privilege for kids, not a right.
- Set a family media policy.
Game Over: What to Do When Technology Takes Over Quality Time
A family vacation is right around the corner, and Mom and Dad are excited about what they have planned: staying in a lakeside cabin, fishing, spending time on a boat and experiencing nature first-hand. When they arrive at their destination, their 15-year-old son has plans of his own – he’s brought his video game player with him on the trip.
The teen refuses to go fishing and spends most of his vacation inside playing video games. His parents are disappointed but don't know how to handle the situation.