/ Nov 07, 2019

Be a Digital Role Model

Well, here’s a scary thought: teenagers are mirroring OUR behavior with screens. Kids see and kids do. When we bring our mobile devices to the dinner table or check our phones while people are talking to us, teenagers see it as permission to do the same. Actually, scratch that –– it’s not scary; it’s wonderful. It means that we can practice great screen etiquette and be a digital role model, and our teenagers will follow suit. Pay attention today and teach by example. We’ll ensure the device is a tool for communication and not the ruler of our teenagers’ brains.

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Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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