Let’s face it, if your day starts and ends with checking Facebook (or emails), then perhaps 28 days of mindfulness around technology is for you?
Despite all of the new technology, many parents still seem to have few rules about use of media by their children and adolescents. In a recent study, two-thirds of children and teenagers reported that their parents have “no rules” about time spent with media. (Wow!)
The numerical value of all their ‘likes’, ‘followers’ and ‘friends’, do not present an accurate picture of the quality of their social experiences, the total of their abilities or a reflection of their worth.
I am not implying that every child is a suicide risk, or that every parent needs to hang over their child’s shoulder all afternoon.
However, every child will have access to some form of bullying behaviour, other online content and myriad discussions, yet no one knows our children like we do. We can monitor body language, conversations and content, far better in the lounge room than when hidden behind a closed door.