How can parents enforce rules around technology and the online world?

How do we enforce rules around technology and the online world when so much of what they do we cannot see?

I get this question a lot. Here’s what I think.

Different family values determine the importance families place on certain rules and boundaries that in turn become part of our daily lives. We have lots of these rules. Some are common to many families and some can vary depending on circumstance, culture, beliefs, ideals, family dynamics, age of children etc

Some families value healthy or clean eating and so they have a rules about no soft drink at kids parties or preservatives in their foods. Some value religion,  so it is a requirement that they all go to church together every week. Almost all families value safety and protection for their children, so it is imperative that young children hold an adults hand every time they cross a road.

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