Top 3 Tech Rules for Your Kids

How to manage your kids’ tech life.

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Comments (9)

(8) Yehudit Spero, April 30, 2014 10:06 AM

Tech rules for kids: terrific

I will send this to all my kids for their children's sake. I am hopeful that they will implement these very important ideas,
May the Almighty help us here. We are faced with many challenges because of technology today. Keep teaching us!

(7) Mati, April 30, 2014 4:57 AM

A fourth rule

Minimum age (10). We have minimum ages for driving, minimum ages for responsibiblity (adulthood), and minimum ages for drinking. etc. Why not minimum ages for such gagets? And in my opinion, these minimum ages should be legalized into law.

(6) Simi Yellen, April 29, 2014 7:23 PM

filter needed

These were great, but I think the number 1 rule for kids whose cell phones have internet access, as most do today, is to instal a filter.

(5) mark, April 29, 2014 7:08 PM

the good old 80's

I miss the good old 1980's when I grew up.Without all the tech people actually took the time to interact with others instead of their gadgets. Well I guess I've got to adapt wish me luck!

(4) mimi, April 29, 2014 4:20 PM

the 3 tech rules are impressive... great....valuable. I think that 'access' is imperative, 'curfew' is important so it doesn't turn into an obsession but I am wondering what would you say to a child who complained that #3 - 'location' deprives them of the 'space' and the 'privacy' they need or are 'entitled to'.

Avi, May 1, 2014 2:16 PM

What's entitlement?

Who says they are entitled?

(3) Brad, April 28, 2014 4:25 PM

Managing the gadgets

I agree completely that the gadgets are out of control. I agree that boundaries must be set - using them only in the public rooms in the house is a great idea and having set hours as well. We are a bit torn in our house whether to let the kids use their mini iPads in a restaurant while they are waiting for the food to arrive. Yes, they will be quiet and engaged with their device but at the same time they are not engaged in the family discussion. So I generally vote no for restaurants. But these devices should be on mute all the time in public places. We were at a restaurant last week and young child of about 8 years old was playing a game and the music was so loud it was terrible. Their parents were either oblivious to how rude this was to others or they have already lost their hearing due to the high decibel count!

(2) Tova, April 27, 2014 5:21 PM

Not bad rules

Not bad rules for adults either.

(1) Lisa, April 27, 2014 10:24 AM

It's 11 PM....do you know where your kids phone is??

My child has way too much tech time, but at 11 PM all gadgets are in my possession. It's not much, however it does teach my child that there is a bit of a limit.

 

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