Do you have answers ready for your children as they begin to ask for a smartphone? According to Alvaro J. de Vicente, the headmaster of The Heights School in Washington DC, the main factor is not a technological question, but one of character. The real issue is whether our sons are going to be the master of the phone, rather than the phone the master of our sons. This letter is about how our children can use technology in a way that it will not hamper their growth, and ultimately, how to empower them to become life-long prudential users of technology by truly mastering it.
Also available on our website are some practical tips to consider before your child receives their first phone: