It’s 2017. Do you know what your (digital) kids are up to?
Chances are they’re glued to a new gadget they received over the holidays—an iPhone 7, Kindle, or electronic toy of some sort. You can expect, if they are like most kids surveyed last year, that in 2017 they’ll spend 4 1/2 hours per day with their screens (for tweens); and nearly 7 hours per day (for teens), and this doesn’t include time using devices for school or in school, which is increasing each year.
So will they spend this time safely and wisely? Not without these seven indispensable skills:
1) Knowing How to Unplug.
2) Social Skills.
3) Reputation Management.
4) Maintaining Safe Relationships.
5) Knowing When To Keep It Private.
6) Identifying Fake News.
7) Ingenuity and Leadership.