Family Technology and Media Use Agreements:
Beyond a list of dos and don’ts
For many families facing increasing challenges with technology use, the idea of creating contracts or agreements may sound appealing. Becoming a mindful family in a digital age goes beyond a list of “dos” and “don’ts” to include the role of relationships.
Everyone has a voice
Technology agreements should begin with open conversations in which all voices have the opportunity to talk about the online world with respect to safety, digital citizenship/netiquette, critical thinking, balance, reputation, privacy, respect, and relationships.