Technology can play a positive, productive and creative part of young people’s activities, development and social participation but unfortunately, technology also has its downside! Although it provides a great social activity that allows young people to feel connected to their peers it can also offers a means for children, young people and adults to be bullied, harassed or abused so in order to get the best out of technology, we all have to learn about internet safety.
Sometimes it might be good to think about technology as a whole family and ways that parents can be actively engaged in what their children are interested in. Managing screen time is a challenge for all ages so here is a link to some advice that your family may want to try:
Parenting in a Digital Age - http://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/Not-all-screen-time-is-equal,-but-how-much-is-too