Now, more than ever thanks to technology, families have the ability to stay in touch with each other, keep up with, and change, the world around them, stay in shape, keep up with their favorite celebrities, get help with the homework and redesign their entire home. Really, these are just a few examples of the capabilities we have as technology becomes more accessible and advanced.
While technology allows us to do more in the time we have, we must recognize that it also often takes time away from our own family.
Today’s families are using technology in almost every aspect of their lives, from learning and socializing, to gaming and shopping. It can very often be a huge timesaver and offer opportunities that we might not have otherwise had. But just like anything else, moderation is key and we must know, and educate our children on, how to make positive, safe decisions.
The #ShareAwesome Campaign For Families
National PTA has partnered with LifeLock to share ways that families can create an open conversation about positive and safe decisions when using digital tools. The #ShareAwesome campaign aims to build and understanding among parents and their children that no matter which device or app, the same rules for safety apply online as do offline.
The #ShareAwesome Contest
The #ShareAwesome contest invites social media users to share a smart and safe decision, uplifting accomplishment, or positive action for the good of others using hashtag #ShareAwesome on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Students who enter a photo between September 15 – November 30, 2014 will be eligible to win awesome prizes, including tablets and a $2,500 scholarship! Families can visit ShareAwesomeNow.org to learn more.
Beyond sharing what’s awesome with, and about, our family, we must also remember to teach our children safety precautions when using the internet, smartphones, and even gaming platforms. Be safe, have fun, and make sure you #ShareAwesome with your family!
Snap a photo of an awesome moment in your day and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the #ShareAwesome hashtag! Students who enter the #ShareAwesome contest between September 15 – November 30, 2014 will have a chance to win fantastic prizes, including tablets and a $2,500 scholarship\
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.