Child Safety – Technology – Dr. Eli Shapiro

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Child Safety – Technology – Dr. Eli Shapiro

About the Episode

How can we protect our children in the age of digital technology? What is the appropriate and responsible behavior with technology? How can we teach children to make good choices around technology?

Welcome to another episode of The Jews Next Dor! Our guest is Dr. Eli Shapiro, a Licensed Clinical and School Social Worker with a Doctorate in Education.

Dr. Eli is an expert on the social-emotional literacy and functioning of children and his research is focused on the psychological, sociological, and behavioral impact of technology on children.

He is the creator of The Digital Citizenship Project and is devoted to sharing his knowledge and expertise with parents and schools interested in teaching kids to be thoughtful and responsible users of digital technology.

[00:00] Introduction to Dr. Eli and his work
[05:58] Digital responsibility in the age of technology
[07:49] Creating awareness about the challenges of technology
[11:00] Creating customized content for school communities
[16:35] The responsibility of parents and schools
[21:28] Digital safety and teaching children responsible behavior
[24:26] Tools to make good choices around technology
[34:46] Talking to kids about technology
[40:30] Behavioral differences in using phone, laptop, or PC
[44:45] Different levels of screen time
[50:37] Spend more time with your kids


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