Our children are different. They know no different.
Their role models - including parents, peers and celebrities - are using using technology all the time and children see this as normal. Without boundaries and guidance these 'digital natives' will struggle to find a balance.
SO how do we - as good parents - manage this? Here are my suggestions - things that I strive (it's not easy!) to follow with my son & daughter:
1. SET EXPECTATIONS THAT APPLY TO THE WHOLE FAMILY
2. MAKE THE AGREEMENTS TOGETHER
3. SET LIMITS
4. EXPLORE THE ALTERNATIVES
5. THINK ABOUT THE 'WHERE'
6. THINK ABOUT THE WHERE... AND THEN THINK AGAIN
What do YOU think? What have I missed? And what do you agree/disagree with...?