September 29, 2016
Child holding keyboard to chest

Technology Addiction and Children

You’ve read the headlines that scream, ‘Tech Addiction is Real!’ and you wonder if it’s true. Your child can’t seem to put his smart phone down and is permanently glued to his tablet. What’s going on here? Is he an addict? Are electronics like drugs to our children? In China the medical community considers technology addiction a real thing. Giving children and teens a clinical diagnosis, doctors place these ‘addicts’ into technology rehabs where they are forbidden to use any electronic media. Young people (ages 8 to 18) spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using various forms of […]
August 25, 2016
Teach internet safety

Things parents should teach kids about the internet (before they learn it on their own!)

The internet is a wild place, with rules so lax it’s often referred to as the “wild, wild west”. Yes, I’m talking about the very same wild, wild west that Billie the Kid, James Dean, and Yosemite Sam all belong to. There are almost no rules (except for Godwin’s law but that’s not a real one). Normally, as an adult you can filter out the garbage, but your children don’t have that kind of filter. When your daughter asks Siri to search the internet for photos of Jasmine, she meant the Disney character, not the exotic dancer. When your son […]