The IT juggernaut has sent a tsunami of screens – ipads, tablets, smart phones, mp3 players, computers, internet-enabled TVs and game consoles — flooding onto the landscape of childhood and adolescence. It is hard to believe that it was only 2010 when Steve Jobs launched the ipad. Never before have parents and teachers been confronted with such a sweeping, massive change in human behaviour.
I write about how and why parents need to be mindful of technology in my books 9 Things and Real Kids in an Unreal World. And here on this page are a host of resources that touch on this issue and which will hopefully support you to find balance in your home.