How can parents compete with their child's cell phone?

Lori Getz, MA Technology Expert, shares advice for parents on the best methods for setting limits on your child's cell phone usage in order to be spend quality time with them
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How can parents compete with their child's cell phone?

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When your kids get home from school and they drop their shoes and their back pack at the door, it's a great opportunity for them to drop the technology off too. You can have a central charging station, a place where the minute they walk in the door, all technology will go to get charged for the afternoon. This gives your kids an opportunity to reset themselves. They can sit down, have a snack, talk to you about their day. And then, later in the evening, when it's time to reconnect with a friend, play a game, or even do their homework, they can ask you for the technology. This then gives you an opportunity to give them the technology rather than constantly trying to take it away. It also gives us as parents the opportunity to ask our kids what they're doing with the technology and how long they'll need it for. This will allow you as the parent to set the appropriate guidelines for what it is they need to do. They may need 30 minutes to research for a school project, or they may just need 10 minutes to check in with a friend. But now you know how much time they need it for.

Lori Getz, MA Technology Expert, shares advice for parents on the best methods for setting limits on your child's cell phone usage in order to be spend quality time with them

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Lori Getz, M.A.

Technology Expert

Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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