Nico turned 6 only 3 months ago and it feels like he’s growing into a little teen slowly. He started kindergarten (I’m still crying, trust me) and we integrated new traditions and habits into our family routine, like doing weekly activities and understanding that school brings some rules we never had before, including how we use tech and screen time on weekdays and weekends.
Here are some tips I’ve been using at home with Nicoas well as little rules we have set up for how is screen time can be used:
COMPASSION ONLINE AND IN THE REAL WORLD
As part of its effort to end bullying, TELUS partners with We Day. This year, thousands of youth heard about cyberbullying and its impact during We Day. For many of those youth, it was a start to an important conversation. And for the second year, I had the chance to experience a full day learning from others how we can make a difference, online and in the real world. The WE movement is dear to my heart. It encourages us to come together and create a better world, anywhere you are: at school, at home, at work, we can all bring a real positive change to our day-to-day.
It’s possible to raise tech savvy kiddos that will be a force for good online and in the real world. We are thankful to be able to leverage tools like TELUS Wise and We families to help us find ways to talk to our kids about giving back and about online safety. One quick and easy thing you can do as a fam is take the TELUS Wise pledge. Sign the pledge online and tell the kiddos what you are doing. Then have them draw their own little pledge on how they will help others and be kind and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!
How do you deal with technology with your little ones?