A Family’s Guide to Digital Media
The media is part of our everyday life, from streaming services to smartphones we are always connected to the online world with a simple click or swipe. There is much good that can be obtained from media usage. Through the use of media, we can acquire knowledge, communicate with others, and have time to unwind.
But how much media is too much? How can we tell what media is harmful and which is helpful? When should we allow social media in our homes? These and other questions are important things to consider when creating and discussing a family media usage plan.
This guidebook was created to assist you and your family in finding a media balance by providing you the tools and information you need to create your own family media usage plan. The guide is broken down into 9 sections:
- General Screen Time Guidelines
- Websites and Apps
- Social Media
- Streaming Services (Hulu, Netflix, You-
- Tube, Amazon Prime Video)
- Media Ratings
- Creating Your Family Media Guide
- Glossary of Terms
Each section provides you with the information you need to understand the media in today’s world and how it can affect your family.
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Educate Empower Kids has many other resources available to help families maneuver through the endless voices of today’s media laden world.
Our children’s book Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure is an engaging story to help you and your family understand the power of media and how to deconstruct its power in your lives.
Our book Noah’s New Phone is another children’s book that helps parents teach about digital citizenship and spreading kindness instead of hate online. It is a great resource when discussing the use of social media.
Our newest book Conversations with My Kids: 30 Essential Family Discussions for the Digital Age is a simple, super helpful guide that gives YOU the words you need to talk about the tough, timely topics of today such as; social media, changing technology, LGBTQI issues, integrity, racism, overcoming fears, setting goals and more.
Our books 30 Days of Sex Talks and How To Talk to Your Kids About Pornography are also great resources when it comes to discussing the risk of the internet, pornography, predators, sexting, and social media. These books also cover other essential topics that parents should cover with their children often.