I love this time of year. We’re into the fourth quarter of summer, and if you’re a sports fan we’ve got a bit more of the 2016 Summer Olympics to go. College football is a couple of weeks away, and the US Open is just knocking on the door for your attention (well, mine, anyway).
Time to upgrade your TV size?
For all those of us who are parents, we’re also anticipating the new school year commencing. You probably have school supplies purchased and the annual new backpack is ready to go. And, in what is now the new normal, our kids probably have a device that is connected to the Internet in their (back) pocket.
Did your school supply checklist come with a box to check for “online safety” or “safe online behavior”?
No? Well, it should have.
Now I know that many school districts have policies and procedures in place for appropriate online behavior. But what about our responsibilities – as parents – to help guide our kids when they use the technology we have provided them?
And let’s be honest: for our own convenience?
The lines of convenience and technology have completely blended together, but are we losing the opportunity to manage/control our kids’ technology use?
According to a Trustlook study quoted by eMarketer.com – Parents Want Some Control of Their Child’s Mobile Phone Usage: