Will you get off that iphone, ipad, Laptop, Play station, Wii! Managing holiday screen time for tots, tweens and teens

angry babyHow many times have you said (okay, yelled) something along these lines? How many days of the holidays are left? Perhaps it is time to sit  down and make a plan. Read this eminently sensible article, by Larry Magid and consider a Family Contract for Online Safety and Smart Use of Technology

Do it together. Build in some discussion. Remember it’s the holidays. Cover all devices.  Make some compromises. Be fair and reasonable but in the end agree to disagree!  Finally, have some rewards ready for meeting the contract and some consequences for not following the rules.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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