Parents want to protect their teens and keep them safe. Instead of focusing just on safety though, what if we tried to think more broadly about what it means to have a healthy and productive relationship with media and technology in the home? After all, the changes in our technology and information systems over the last decade have impacted us all, not just young people. We are all learning to navigate this complicated world, and it’s going to be easier if we figure out ways to do it together.
If we focus on how to create a healthy media environment in our home, we will not only be able to help keep our family safer but we will also be able to take advantage of the opportunities available to us with these amazing technological advances.