In this episode, we enjoyed talking to Jason Brand. Jason is and psychotherapist and also author of 1:1 at Home: A Parent’s Guide to School Issued Laptops and Tablets. Written from the perspective of a family therapist who works to help families get to the heart of complicated matters, the guidebook addresses the home side of 1-to-1 programs, giving parents the language to keep conversations on track and providing the perspectives of other adults – educators and parents – who have addressed similar challenges.
In addition to his psychotherapy practice, Jason specializes in providing support to families in a rapidly changing world where digital technologies are transforming our lives. His work takes place in schools and with organizations where he leads workshops about safety, trust, awareness and respect in the digital age.
Here is what we talked about:
- What is the beautiful question behind 1:1 at Home?
- What are the most common challenges parents experience when a school-issued device comes into the home?
- What guidelines and responsibilities should parents establish once the device comes into the home?
- Why is it important for parents to discuss digital footprint with their children?
- We often hear varying opinions on screentime for children. How much is the right amount of screentime for children?
- Even the best laid plans for student use and safety can get derailed. How do you suggest parents respond when children use the computing device inappropriately?
- What beautiful question are you thinking about now? What are you working on next?
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Each episode we leave you with a couple of questions to think about…with the idea of provoking conversation. This episode’s questions:
- For parents, what strategies will you take away from this podcast and implement in the home environment?
Explore Additional Resources
- Jason’s website
- 1-to-1 at Home
- 1-to-1 at Home – study guide
- Hanging out, geeking out – video on screen time
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