A lot of rising 6th graders will be entering middle school next year. Parents will be asking the question, “Should I purchase my child their first cell phone?” This will be the question that million of parents will be discussing for the up and coming school year. Unfortunately, young cell phone users are the new normal. A recent study show that most students receive their cell phone before the age of 7.
In order to prepare parents for this big purchase, we invited back to the Digital Parent Podcast our good friend and expert Devorah Heitner to discuss her new Cell Phone Boot Camp for parents. The 4 Week Book Camp will take place online from July 9 – August 5, 2017. The boot camp will cover the following topics:
- Assessing your family’s current digital situation
- Social skills and etiquette to help kids be successful with social media, and texting
- Planning and organizing your physical space at home to maximize positive outcomes
- Common digital citizenship challenges for new smartphone users
- Planning for boundaries around when your child will have access to the device
- Minimize power struggles with planning and routines
- Teach your child to make good decisions…even when you are not right there.
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Questions I Asked Devorah About Her Cell Phone Boot Camp:
- What Are The Top 2 Challenges Parents Face Buying Cell Phones For Their Child?
- How Will Parents Benefit From the Cell Phone Boot Camp?
- Give us 3 Skills Kids Need to Learn Before Owning a Cell Phone?
- How Can Parents Organize Their Homes to Monitor Cell Phone Usage?
- Should Parents Install Monitoring Software on Their Child’s Cell Phone
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- Why the iPod Touch is the New Cell Phone for Kids
- How to Strategically Plan for Providing Kids a Cell Phone
- The Top Reason Hand Me Down Phones Are Important
- Why Empathy is The Number 1 Skill You Kid Needs to Learn
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