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A New Narrative: Talking to your teens about technology: Vlog 3 of 5: TV/Movies

This is part 3 of a 5 part video blog (vlog) series where we will be looking at trying to change the narrative of how we speak to our kids about technology. We will look at current ways parents talk to teens about tech and then look at a new narrative that teens will respond to better. We need to move from telling to teaching. Today we look at a new way to talk to our kids around the conversations on TV/Movies.

How tech companies are addressing screen addiction

A really important conversation here.

From app developers to tech behemoths such as Google and Facebook, companies have spent years working to make consumer technology as addictive as possible. After all, time spent with their products could equal big bucks for the company.
However, that’s starting to change, and we could be at the precipice of a shift in how software is designed. Apple and Google are implementing new features aimed at curbing phone usage, and apps like Instagram are rolling out features intended to help you manage your time with the app better.
So, why are they doing this, and is it enough?

Click here to read the article.

A New Narrative: Talking to your teens about technology: Vlog 2 of 5: Social Media

This is part 2 of a 5 part video blog (vlog) series where we will be looking at trying to change the narrative of how we speak to our kids about technology. We will look at current ways parents talk to teens about tech and then look at a new narrative that teens will respond to better. We need to move from telling to teaching.

Vlog #1 – Phones
Vlog #2 – Social Media – this video
Vlog #3 – TV/Movies – coming Oct 17
Vlog #4 – Music – coming Oct 24
Vlog #5 – Video Games – coming Oct 31

 

 

A New Narrative: Talking to your teens about technology: Vlog 1 of 5

This is part 1 of a 5 part video blog (vlog) series where we will be looking at trying to change the narrative of how we speak to our teens about technology. We will look at current ways parents talk to teens about tech and then look at a new narrative (new talking points) that teens will respond to better. We need to move from telling to teaching. From telling them what to do to teaching them how to make good decisions in the area of tech.

Finally, Apple Releases Screen Time Controls

I was going to write a blog this week on the new Screen Controls Apple added in their new operating system (iOS12). This morning this article came through from the people at Screenagers and it is fantastic.

The goal of using something like this is to not over-parent, over-control, but to set up systems that help lessen the parent-child conflict. For example, rather than track down your tween to get the phone at, say, 9 pm, the phone can be configured to have all apps go off at 9 pm, including texting.

Adopting any new technology often sends chills down my spine. For those of you who feel the same way, I’ve included step-by-step instructions below on how to set this up. You and your child’s devices both have to be set up for this to work.

Click here for the entire article.