No phones allowed here.
For the most part, technology is good and making our lives more efficient, easier, more connected, and creating more opportunity.
I think kids today have the opportunity to learn faster than any generation before them simply due to access to information and adaptive/personalized learning technologies.
However, we have to teach “technology etiquette and balance” along with the empathy and communication skills needed for in-person interactions. There are different and new skills to learn now, like how to balance online and “real life,” in-person relationships or how to turn off the phone and be present with those you are with.
We need to teach a balanced use of technology and a responsible use of technology. We should consider “technology-free zones and times” in our schools and homes. Kids today might have more opportunity, but there’s more responsibility that comes with access to a platform to interact with the world at the click of a button. Click here for more ideas.
Do you create technology-free zones or times in your life?