Negotiation can be very valuable when working with your children to help them balance their technology use. It is important to involve them in the process, including respecting their ideas and feelings.
Agreeing to a device use contract or agreement, involving the whole family, can help in this process.
There are a number of formats available online including:
A healthy media diet balances three things: what kids do, how much time they spend doing it, and whether their content choices are age-appropriate. Mixing media and tech time with other activities will help families find that happy medium. Use our Family Media Agreement and Device Contract to set realistic rules that make sense for your family so you and your kids can make the most out of media and tech time.
Create an account and access the contracts, and more great resources, HERE
Direct link to contracts HERE
Family Online Safety Contract
One way to encourage a discussion on cyber safety with young people is by creating a family contract together.
This way everyone knows what is expected of them when they’re using the internet – including mobile phones, tablets and other devices.
Access contract HERE