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 secretly 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 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

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