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Talking About Technology With Your Kids

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CCT Director Shelley Pasnik is quoted in a new article "Be a Better Tech Parent." The average teenager (13-17) sends 100 texts per day; four percent of US kids 4-8 own and use their own cell phones. Pasnik reminds parents that they set cell phone rules long before their child gets her own. "Oftentimes, a child's first introduction to cell phones is their parents' cell phones," she said. "What sort of ways are the parents using them that are providing a model for the child?"

For more on teaching children responsible tech habits, read the article.