The Impacts of Tech on Our Lives. With Forest Bronzan

The Impacts of Tech on Our Lives with Forest Bronzan

I’m concerned about technology’s effects on our children’s developing brains. Today, I spoke with Forest Bronzan, a father leading global initiatives, so we can better understand how technology impacts our lives and our children.

What I Talked About

  • How technology is changing and impacting the way we raise our children.
  • The challenges we face in navigating social media
  • How parents can have open conversations with their children about technology use.
  • Teaching children critical thinking skills to help them evaluate the information they encounter online.
  • Setting healthy boundaries around technology use at home.
  • What is your DORA Score?

Things to Remember

“Parenting is being nimble to navigate an ever-changing world, and in many cases, that’s technology.”

“Start early, have conversations at an early age with your children on what your family values are but also with your community.”

“The biggest challenge is that high schoolers aren’t aware of the negative influences on the internet.”

“Parents need to pay closer attention to how their children learn about the world.”

“We need to look at ourselves… We need to model the behavior ourselves.”

“There’s a lot of challenges and a lot that we don’t know yet about the effectiveness of learning apps.”

“There hasn’t been a single study showing a positive benefit of social media before high school.”

“Try to put the phone down as much as possible during those first few years and spend time with your child.”

“Time goes by so fast. You don’t want to miss those magical years checking a notification.”

― Forest Bronzan

Additional Resources

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Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Forest and I want to hear from you!

Do you struggle with digital consumption, whether you or your children in your home? Listen in to find out what we know about how technology impacts our children.

Remember, The Art of Parenting was created for you. If you have any suggestions for experts, I should have on the show or parenting questions you want to be answered. Please let me know here.

More About My Guest

Forest Bronzan is the CEO of Camplight and on the board at Digital Detox, where he leads global initiatives for digital wellness. 

A father of two, Forest travels the world to understand better how technology impacts our lives. He is passionate about helping parents navigate raising kids in a world shaped by technology.

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