Monitor? Or Mentor?

New technologies are changing our relationships with each other. As parents of digital natives, how can we help our kids navigate these new digital social environments? Should we monitor everything that they’re saying and sharing online?

What kind of people will our children become?

Dr. Devorah Heitner, media historian, suggests that before we try to catch our kids doing the wrong things, we need to ask ourselves if we’ve done a good job teaching and modeling the right things. Check out her Ted Talk below in which she shares her conversations with kids and offers suggestions for helping our children navigate some of the challenges of living in a digital world.


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