May 25, 2022
As we move through Part 1 of our Summer iRules agreements in principle, it’s time to start identifying some more specific rules you’d like to make regarding screen use. We’re now shifting from reflective practice to the development of rules, boundaries, and behaviors. Below are some steps to guide you through the practical components of building Summer iRules.
- Your Mission: Develop a Family Values Statement. What guides your family? What components of character do you want to see both online and offline? Name them and they will be your guide as you build your own iRules family contract.
- The Talk: Conversations around Safety Lessons and Digital Citizenship are foundational to a working set of iRules. Our kids may be tech-savvy, but they still need our wisdom and guidance. Talk about safe practices online and a code of conduct for behavior so they know the expectations in the same way you would for wearing a seatbelt or putting on a bike helmet.
- Inventory: Where are they and what are they doing? List their accounts and the places they “go” online. Building boundaries for screen use works better when we…