Yesterday, the Huffington Post launched a new property called “Screen Sense” which is a new resource designed to help parents understand and learn how to work with technology in their lives as well as their children’s. As part of the launch event, I was invited to participate in discussing this exact topic on Huffington Post Live (a live video stream of current and trending topics of the world).
Obviously, this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart as much of the content on HighTechDad.com is devoted to understanding where and how and if technology (and social media) integrates into the family lifestyle. Screen Sense looks to have a compelling set of regularly updated content from a variety of authors and perspectives. In my opinion, the more discussion and education that can take place around this subject, the better prepared our children can be for the future. As parents become more involved in understanding the impact of technology as a tool within the family, they too are armed with more information that they can use to work WITH their own children to help provide them the resources to succeed.
As part of the launch, I was invited to participate in a great live video discussion with other parents and writers on a live video show. Hosted by HuffPostLive’s Ahmed Shihad-Eldin, the other guests and I discussed a wide variety of topics centering around tech in the family. Joining me were:
- Lori Leibovich (New York, NY) HuffPost Executive Lifestyle Editor @lorileibovich
- Katie Hurley (Los Angeles, CA) Mother of a 5 and 3-Year-Old @katiefhurley
- Lisa Belkin (New York, NY) HuffPost Senior Columnist for Life, Work, and Family @lifeswork
- Susan Stiffelman (Los Angeles, CA) Teacher, Psychotherapist, Huff Post Blogger @susanstiffelman
The full HuffPostLive 30 minute video is embedded below (and you can access it here directly):
What are your views on the topics covered, the discussion and technology in the family environment? Leave a comment and let me know!
HTD says: If you work WITH your children, I believe that technology at home can be a very positive tool and influence.