Our kids know so much about technology, how can parents keep up?

“My kid knows so much about technology. I could never keep up”

I hear this statement a lot from parents. Usually it is followed by “It is just so scary. I don’t even want to think about it”.

And so they don’t. Because its all too hard.

Or they think about it and make the odd rash decision to stop everything getting out of hand. They take away a device. They ban an app. They yell at their child to get off the screens because “god knows what they are up to or who they are talking to”. “And people get abducted when they post their photos online.” And then it all blows up in a “you don’t understand argument”.

There is no doubt bad stuff happens to kids with the technology.

And there is no doubt our kids know so much.

They know how to upload stuff, download music, create movies, edit photos, search for content, create virtual cities, fix grandmas phone when she’s forgotten her password again. They can do a lot.

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