There is no single ‘right’ answer here!
Is your tween nagging you for their own phone? Do you feel pressure to ‘keep up with the iPhoneses’ and not have your kid miss out on being part of their friendship group? Is your gut telling you ‘delay delay delay’?
Smartphone ownership comes not just with a significant cost, but also responsibility – for both the young person but also the parents and caregivers.
Just like when you introduced your baby to solids, you slowly started to experiment with different foods – with phones we need to be careful to introduce levels of immersion in its features, from wifi to games and social media apps.
This is your one-hour reality check on the issues to consider when pondering (or being nagged into) getting your child a smartphone of their own.
We’ll unpack the big issues and questions to ask to determine what is right for you and your child, based on best practice and latest research.
– How to introduce levels of smartphone responsibility and check in on your child’s ability to manage these (using brain and emotional development).
– Preparing parents for what their child’s smartphone ownerships means and how to talk to other parents and families about phone and technology use arrangements.
– An introduction to the Digital Nutrition™ positive tech use framework and how to use it to create a technology-use agreement and healthful digital habits
Parents of children who are considering providing them a smartphone or device.
Yours to access for 6 months.
With access to a resource list to support your conversations.
$27 + GST
Praise for ‘Screens In Early Childhood’
Very clear and informative. No fluff and a very sensible approach to this often challenging topic
– Parent 2022