The best answer to raising kids in the age of technology is constant conversation, but there are still helpful tools parents can use to monitor and curb their habits. One such product is called Circle by Disney.
Rick was recently interviewed by Zack Sexton at the Asian Efficiency Podcast to discuss what it's like to raise kids in our modern age of screens and social media. We hit on a bunch of other topics, as well, including my own favorite tech tools and, how to snooze email.
Feel free to listen to the show here.
Right out of the box, the iPhone and iPad come with tools to protect your child. They’re called Restrictions, and these tools give you the ability to disable almost all of the iPad’s features, including restricting adult content from their web browsing. For young and older children, this is incredibly useful.
Parents have a love/hate relationship with their kids' devices. On one hand, they see the educational benefit of many creative and content-rich apps, but on the other hand, they witness kids having a difficult time at putting down the screen. This dilemma has many parents either caving into their kid's desire for constant connectedness or by insisting that the child only uses the iPad per extremely rigid perimeters. Surly, there's a middle ground.
We're all aware of the abuses of technology. One of the best ways you can help your kids grow in wisdom when it comes to online decision making is to show them the good uses of technology. Namely, that it is used for creating solutions for the world's most difficult problems. Enter code.