Jamie Martin, Assistive Technology Consultant for Students and Adults with Dyslexia
In this day and age, it is a good thing that your daughter is becoming proficient in completing her work on a computer. By the time she enters the workforce, she will likely need to rely on her technology skills to do her job.
Still, it is completely understandable that parents are concerned about the amount of time their children spend looking at screens on a daily basis. After all, there are plenty of other online activities besides schoolwork that prevent them from doing other things, like reading books and exercising outdoors. Teachers certainly play a part in helping this generation of kids find a healthy balance between technology-based activities and other things that are important to their well-being. But parents can also take an active role. A good place to start is by having meaningful conversations about technology use and working with your children to create guidelines that make sense for your particular families. A resource that may help get things started is a Family Media Agreement from the online organization, Common Sense Media.