One evening a couple weeks ago, Ruthie’s friend called and said, “Go on your Google hangout!”
Ruthie didn’t know what that was, so Bryan set up her own account on the family computer in the living room, and within a few minutes we were flies on the wall to a pre-teen conversation.
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect: I had just heard Katie Greer speak about keeping our kids safe online, and I felt ready for this moment.
I didn’t know what to expect from the event, since I’d never heard of Katie Greer before. I thought – worst case scenario – that it might be a fear-inducing call to ban all technology from the home, but I was so pleasantly surprised.
I don’t know how the other parents felt, but I came away completely at peace about our family’s use of technology, and armed with helpful information about keeping them safe online.
Over the next few posts I’ll share my main take-aways from the event.
In the meantime, I definitely recommend checking out her site for helpful tips and information on where she might be speaking near you.