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Phonewise Boot Camp for Parents
Welcome to Phonewise Bootcamp! Start here! (3:16)
Bonus Workshop: Is your kid ready for a phone? (62:30)
Week 1: Assessing your family's relationship with technology
1.1 Concerns about life with smartphones (1:34)
1.2 Evaluate your attitude toward technology
1.3 Evaluating your child’s existing digital life
1.4 Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Assessment
1.5 Printable Digital Life Diary for your Family
Week 2: Skills for Success – What makes a successful phone communicator?
2.1 Encouraging Empathy (2:03)
2.2 Conflict Resolution (2:53)
2.3 Boundaries, Privacy, and Discretion (1:15)
2.4 Impulse Control (0:12)
2.5 Advanced Skills: Using smartphones for organization (1:55)
Week 3: Co-Creating a Plan – Mentoring vs. Monitoring
3.1 Where should phones go? (2:45)
3.2 Connectivity Anxiety – Setting boundaries around availability (2:02)
3.3 Social Etiquette – When to unplug (1:12)
3.4 Should I Spy? – Is there a role for monitoring? (6:17)
3.5 Creating a Phone Contract with your kids (1:46)
3.6 Bonus – Example of a Digital Kids Life Map
3.7 Bonus Interview – Max Miller, CEO of Maxintosh (66:50)
Week 4: Pulling it All Together - Launch Experiments
4.1 Pre-launch: Training Wheels (2:54)
4.2 Who to communicate with: Setting up phone, creating contacts (1:25)
4.3 Handling Conflicts (0:45)
4.4 What do I do if I see something? (4:40)
4.5 Don't Freak Out (1:31)
Module 1, Lesson 3 Preview: Evaluating your child’s existing digital life
Module 2, Lesson 2 Preview: Conflict Resolution (2:53)
Module 3, Lesson 1 Preview: Where should phones go? (2:45)
Module 4, Lesson 4 Preview: What do I do if I see something? (4:40)
Phonewise: Checklist of Entire Course Contents
Module 3, Lesson 1 Preview: Where should phones go?
Make a list:
What are the favorite spots in the house for looking at phones and connected devices?
What about the car?
Where else is your child using devices? If this isn't happening yet, where might your child bring a phone, i.e., school, friends' houses, public transit, etc.?
If the device will be going to school, what are the school's rules about its use and location during the school day?