I’d like to address the topic of students and devices, one of many topics that I hope to address in writing to you throughout the school year. If you are reading this and your children are too young to carry devices with them, please read on. It’s only a matter of time until you encounter the issues addressed below.
As students mature, parents often give them electronic devices that are connected to the marvels of the Internet. With this comes privileges and responsibilities that are very adult-like. Much like beginning to drive a car, these students now hold in their hands the power to do wonderful things or to create serious problems.
With privileges come responsibility. New users see the privileges but don’t fully comprehend the problems or responsibilities. How do you as a parent help them learn?
Here are some practical suggestions that I hope will help:
Blessings on your parenting, which is undoubtedly the most important task before you!