Sharing Tech Boundaries with Family + Friends

You’ve done the work. You’ve thought critically about the role that you want technology to play in your home. You’ve considered the ways that devices might enhance or hinder your family values. You’ve communicated these things with your family and are feeling confident about the path ahead.

And then…you open the front door. You remember that there is a whole world out there that you simply cannot control. So now what? How can you communicate your family’s new practices to your friends and extended family?

Ask the Experts: Digital Wellness in 2022

START Co-founder and Executive Director Tracy Foster was recently asked to participate in an expert panel for COSMO, a ground-breaking technology company that designs and builds innovative tech solutions to help keep kids safe and families connected. We love their COSMO JrTech 2 Smartwatch for a child’s first device.

Tables + Bedtimes

In the thick of flurries of group texting, news checking, and zoom scheduling, you might sense that you—and your kids—are online more than ever. But just like our devices need to recharge, so do we. If you are looking for a couple of zones to designate as “device-free”—we suggest tables and bedtimes.