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Screentime and Digital Communication for Kids and Teens

Let’s be honest; parenting has never been for the weak of heart. But these days of online interaction present brand new challenges our parents and grandparents never had to manage.

There are ways to navigate technology well  . . . and ways to fail big, with life-altering consequences. We’re not trying to be dramatic, but this is the world we’re all in.

Because every child, parent, household, and situation is different, we know there is not going to be a one size fits all solution.   A discussion is needed!   So, that’s what we’re doing—and we’d love to have you come join our conversation.

Every day, Alison Meredith will host one or more guests to discuss YOUR questions.  Her own adult children are among the guests.  They’ll share their perspectives (as digital natives), to help us digital immigrants better understand what works and what doesn’t, what the goals should even be.

You’ve heard the famous African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  But at a time when your village can’t gather, you shouldn’t be alone— especially when online communication is at an all-time high!  Tech Eagles is here for you, to be a part of your village. No one can get through this alone, but we know we can get through this time together.

Giving Kids/Teens a Screen: What Next?

Setting Boundaries for Screentime

How Do Specific Video Games Work?

Chatting During Gameplay: What Happens?

Methods of Digital Communication for Kids & Teens

What Alison Did When Her Kids Received Sexually Explicit Messages

Sexting 101: What You Know And What You Don’t

Video Game Ratings Don’t Tell You Everything

Getting Your Kids to Listen

Video Game Meltdowns: What Can You Do?

About Your Host:

Alison Meredith is the Co-Owner and Marketing Director of Tech Eagles, connecting businesses to the best group of geeks in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Bay County FL.

Prior to her work for Tech Eagles, she enjoyed over a decade as a stay-at-home mom. She says that “the skills I gained are too numerous to list, and the pay was priceless.”

She taught High School Math in the 1990s, at Dobyns-Bennett and at schools in North Carolina and Massachusetts.  In 1997, she was one of 10 teachers nationwide to receive the Future Leaders Award at the NCTM convention in Minneapolis.

Alison grew up in Kingsport and earned her BS in Mathematics from Virginia Tech.

Alison is a best-selling author, her publications include:

  • A whitepaper about protecting kids in digital communications. You can read that by clicking here; it is also available on Kindle.
  • A Children’s Booklist, great for shopping or library visits.
  • You Are the #1 Target, to help business owners implement cybersecurity. This was a collaborative project among 15 Information Technology leaders throughout the country. It reached the Amazon Best-Seller distinction in numerous categories on its launch day and raised much-needed funds for St. Jude