You're about to take an important step in a child's life.
The digital world is changing every minute of every day and navigating those changes can be overwhelming.
Here are some tips for using The Smart Talk:
Add your children to your dashboard.
Preview the quiz
Skim through some of the questions (but don’t answer any yet!).
Invite your child
Let your child know you’d like to have an open conversation about using technology.
Schedule a time
Agree on a time and place that are comfortable for both of you. You might not finish everything in one sitting–and that’s OK.
Your child has new ideas and perspectives to share. Listen with empathy and careful consideration.
Rotate who reads and answers questions to keep everyone engaged and talking.
Use your device to navigate the quiz, but remove any other distractions for your child or yourself.
Skip as needed
If your child seems nervous or upset about a question, it’s okay to skip it and come back to that question another day. Your progress is always saved.
Show excitement for what you’ve accomplished together. Do a dance, hug, or celebrate some other way your family enjoys!
Keep it in sight
Decide together how you would like the agreement to remain visible. Print a copy for the refrigerator or the computer desk. Maybe even set reminders to email it to your family as a check-in.
Intentionally schedule conversations to ask each other how it’s going and make any adjustments.
It’s important to keep your agreement as a living set of guidelines, one that grows with your family. Log back in and update it together, or if your child is older now, start a new agreement to see questions that match their new age group.