Well, it’s been a pretty tech-focused week over here.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that technology is something that’s near and dear to my heart, though I grapple with my usage of digitally-connected gadgets. Even more so, I struggle like you with my kids’ use of technology. How much is too much? Should it be used in the classroom? If so, within what parameters? How young is too young for a tablet, smartphone or laptop? These and many other questions are what we all ask ourselves as we wade tentatively into this world of 24-hour access to the online world. I was interviewed by CBC regarding the back-to-school rush and parents’ views on technology, kids and the classroom. The full article can be read here:Copyright Multiple Mayhem Mamma 2012
On a related note, the topic of technology and what’s appropriate at particular ages and stages is a common concern for parents. If you’re like me, you’re probably still trying to figure it out. I know that I struggle daily with whether or not I’ve given my kids too much (or too little) screen time. For this reason, I was thankful to be able to provide my views on age-appropriate use of technology for Fortylicious. You can read the full article here:
Parenting in the Digital Age is the name of my blog series that is continuing to look at the intersection of technology and parenthood. You can read all of the installations (with more to come) starting with this first one: Blog Series: Parenting in the Digital Age
As you can see, this topic is one that is not easily figured out. For that reason, stay tuned for more posts on this subject as the relationship between digital technology and our children is here to stay.