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Making Technology Agreements with your Children

How much and what kind of technology use should occur at home are frequent questions from NIS parents. Although there are no set and easy answers, we feel it is very important that children and their parents make agreements about what kind of technology is allowed, at what times, and in which rooms at home. One of the top resources we recommend to parents is Common Sense Media. Common Sense Media has reviews of movies, TV shows, apps, games and advice for parents on technology use and house rules to use with your family.


If you’d like to know a little bit more about technology and its effects on children and education, take a look at some of the articles below.

How can technology be regulated at home? 

What was your first device and how old were you when you got it? Children today are growing up in a different world. The articles below address some common questions and concerns from parents. 

  1. Pediatricians advice on media for children and adolescents 
  2. How much screen time is OK for my kids? 
  3. Could my kid be addicted to video games? 
  4. Is TV really bad for kids? 
  5. Are some kinds of screen time better than others? 
  6. Video: No devices at the dinner table!