Digital technology is good in many ways and can serve our families well. But when does tech become too much?
Here’s an eye-opening stat for you: research shows that children spend an average of seven hours and 22 minutes on their phones every day! That’s even more troubling when you consider that other studies show a connection between technology use and rising levels of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts in children and teens.
The question is, “What should parents do about technology, especially since it has become integral to how we manage our lives?”
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How to Take Your Family Through a Digital Fast,” I’m talking with author Molly DeFrank about how parents can reset technological boundaries and behaviors for their children.
She shares how to U.N.D.O. your child’s over-use of technology:
- U – Unplug cold turkey.
- N – Notice your kids.
- D – Develop screen-free ideas.
- O – Open books
Learn how to protect your children from dangerous influences and ensure that they use technology to connect rather than isolate. Hear our full conversation on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.