Love it or hate it phones, social media and the digital world is here to stay.
There is no avoiding it.
We all need the connectivity that has been created over the last 30 years.
This is an education piece. The importance comes in helping our pre teens and teens how to live with and develop good habits when using these brilliant advances in technology.
Forty percent of 10-11 year olds are spending at least 30 hours a week on their cell phones. Nearly two days worth of screen tech time.
All of this often comes without learning, guidance and instruction. As parents we often cross our fingers and hope for the best while checking occasionally.
Would we hand our car keys to a 17 year old without a few lessons first?
The introduction of phones can cause havoc with friendship groups, group chats, constant checking and FOMO particularly those at the end of primary school going up to secondary school.
But.. can you even begin to imagine a pandemic without the the wonders of the...