Technology & Kids

Navigating technology and kids today is like a video game! So many different characters, tools, types and ways to play or get lost. For children who've experienced care, the virtual world might seem like a tempting place to find belonging and acceptance. Or, a way to seek re-connection with birth relatives, or vice versa. The best antidote? You don't have to be a gamer, technoid or hacker, but it pays to be a well-informed caregiver who models, monitors and teaches safe social media use. Please reference our Bullying, Children, Youth & Porn, Education and Teens Topics pages for more resources.

“It’s easier to establish healthy norms than it is to break bad habits.” ~Dr. Doreen Dodgen-McGee, psychologist/tech expert


Recommended Books & Articles

Tech Use-related Materials in ORPARC's library

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