Do your kids seem addicted to the electronic screens?
Do you feel that you have lost your children to their online friends, Ipod, online videos, and gaming systems?
Do you fear for their well being and development?
Is online chat and socializing seeming to get all of your children’s attention?
This site is about increasing family interactions through technology and limiting how technology negatively impacts your child’s and your family’s life. Its about managing the impact that technology can have on children and family while recognizing and cultivating the benefits.
It’s about helping parents to parent in an age in which the most meaningful limits that you set for your children are not how far they are allowed to wander in the neighborhood or how late they can stay out, but what freedom they have to play video games and to participate in online electronic communities.
We do not claim to have all the answers. But we surely have the same questions as you. And we do NOT have simple answers to hard questions. We won’t say:
“There’s no reason to have a TV” or “Violent video games and films are the reason for violence in today’s society". Our effort is provide useful answers, not simplistic and usable viewpoints on society. Our views come from extensive reading, talking to a lot of other parents, and constantly taking input from parents, kids, educators, and experts. We're glad you're here.....
"As parents, we understand the risks that come with our children's growing independence and we know how to protect and advise them. I remember when my young daughter wanted to ride her bike around the block on her own. I was anxious but I let her go. I understood the risks and where the boundaries should be set.
"Unfortunately, this same understanding of risks for kids is not true for most parent with the internet. Most parents are unaware of the risks and dangers that await kids on the Internet. As wonderful a tool as the Internet is, it has many sites that are not age-appropriate for our children, sites with opportunities for our children to interact with strangers of all ages, and places that put children at risk for harm such as bullying, personal encounters, and addictive behavior." Strange though it may seem, a child can be very influenced by a stranger or group of strangers over the net and can make terrible lapses in judgement in giving out personal information
Are you an Expert in the Internet & Kids Safety Looking to Stay Current? Would you like to be?
We support parents of preschool and elementary age children. Starting with parent questions about internet viewing, we consider a range of parenting questions about media in the electronic age. Parenting seems harder but actually, technology can help in many ways but it's impact on your family does need to be managed.
We provide articles and a small directory of key resources for organizations to place on their website (free of charge).
These resources are for parents to help them support, protect, and supply their elementary school children
with the best educational online resources and with safe appropriate media experiences.
We strive to help parents struggling with information age challenges such as web sites and internet access
as well as issues of how much TV, what movies are acceptable, what music is inappropriate, what types of electronic
We are also able to provide customized info for your website to fit your groups' concerns..
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also will provide link exchanges to sites with complementary visions.
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