If there was one thing I wanted to tell parents about this whole technology, social media deal is to put boundaries in place.
Put boundaries in place right away because it sets the expectations for kids to follow. So when I say boundaries I mean make sure your kids know how much time they're able to spend on social media and only you can decide for your family.
Set the boundaries means what do they have to accomplish before they get on their phone or before they're able to play their game. What do you want to happen before they're able to play. Another boundary would be what time of day, right? Of course, they're not gonna play at first thing in the morning, but at what time at night are we cutting this off. Again, like I always tell you guys, the sleep foundation recommends 9 to 10 hours of sleep for kids. So what parameters are you putting in place? Do you want your kids in bed by 9:00? Well, that means screen time need to be off an hour before that. So eight o'clock, right? So make sure that you're putting these boundaries in place before you're giving your kid a phone so they know the rules so that if they break the rules or they forget the rules you know that they need to get a consequence for that. So make sure that you have boundaries in place that is the most important thing about all of this. Otherwise they could get carried away, they could consume too much content, they could become addicted to the internet and those things actually do happen. So boundaries, the most important thing that you could do is put those boundaries in place.