If media is not safe, restrict it.
Or train your children to be influencers for good in the media world.
With the digital world now so invasive, controlling, and damaging, most parents may need a more Amish-like approach to their kids and tech. Left alone, tech-immersed kids are finding it hard to do the right thing even when they want to. For parents with the will and resources to be at home with their kids here is another possible approach.
Most families cannot just bail out of the digital world, nor should they. Yet if we don’t want to be controlled by it we need to prepare the right kids to be leaders in it. We don’t want evil controlling algorithms any more than we want evil controlling nuclear energy. While most children need more shielding from tech abuse it is time to determine if some of our kids should actually be groomed to be digital leaders.
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