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Episode 9

Kids and Tech

Aired On January 12, 2024

In this episode, we discuss tech boundaries, modeling good device behavior, internet safety for kids, and more.

Social media, cell phones, and all things electronic couldn’t be more important to pivotal children and teens. In this final episode of the season, we unpack today’s issues around tech and kids.

Most parents give their children iPads to entertain or educate them while they are busy, but at what point does the device become the babysitter or crutch and your child addicted to the screen? Our children currently have flip phones, not iPhones, and iPads and we go into why.

As parents, we also need to look at our own tech boundaries to see how we are modeling our electronic relationships. Most people aren’t honest with themselves about screen usage and we offer suggestions for modeling good device behavior with your kids.

Internet safety for kids on social media and apps has never been more important. We discuss a controversial answer to this problem, that kids do not deserve the right to privacy, where we each land on the issue, and how exchanging privacy builds trust. We also discuss how to establish ways for kids to practice privacy.

Ultimately being clear, setting expectations and guidelines around the devices is the best way to create tech boundaries. Dan wraps up by offering great mindset shifts around how we approach phones, both in terms of their immense power and possibilities and the destruction they can cause.

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