Friday, October 25, 2013

Parents Can Take Common-Sense Steps to Make Kids’ Screen Time Beneficial

On October 17, The Tennessean published a piece by Deborah Taylor Tate, a former FCC Commissioner, Distinguished Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Free State Foundation, the ITU’s Special Envoy for Child Online Protection and a board member of Common Sense Media. The article discussed the role of technology in childrens’ lives today and how parents can promote the best uses of these new learning, entertainment, and communications devices.

In her article, Ms. Tate encouraged parents to utilize the resources and advice provided by Common Sense Media. The organization helps parents set limits on screen time, facilitates discussions about online issues, from cyber-bullying to good digital citizenship, and promotes parental participation in the technology that is transforming the lives of both children and their parents today.