Our Primary Vehicle to Connect with Our Community of Parents is our YouTube Channel
In order to organize our resources and target your needs, our content is organized into episodes.
Each episode includes
We realize that a digital platform to build our community and share resources is ironic (what hypocrites!). Using YouTube allows us to cast the net far and wide as we reach parents and it is free for all of you! Please read our ground rules so that we can work together consciously as we use the Unplugged platform.
While our survey is certainly optional, we think it is a very important first step!
The purpose of our survey is to provide you with a tool as you build awareness of your family’s habits with technology use and to support you as you identify areas of improvement as you strive for more unplugged balance in your life!
As our community of parents participates in our survey we will also be able to better tailor our future episodes to meet your needs. We are also excited about future research opportunities in hopes that we can contribute to the field.
Over two decades of experience is valuable, but so is empirical data! We include "nerd-outs" in each of our episodes to give you information that is accessible and to help support our strategies and recommendations. Some of our episodes are more of a data deep-dive as we look at specific implications of technology use on certain age-groups and for unique populations. If deep-dive episodes don't interest you, skip them! Please note that under our Resouces tab we include information on where you can locate citation information so that we can give credit to the people who deserve it and so you can do your own deep-dives if you so choose! There is a growing body of research that is applicable to our commitment to balancing technology time and we want to share it!
As we build our community we will invite you and your family to participate in tech-free challenges. The level of challenge you select to participate in will be driven by your individual goals and what you think your family is ready to handle. Remember "kill your TV week" back in the eighties? Our tech-free challenges are the modern-day version. Even small changes and micro-shifts can foster positive change. We will dedicate time to our challenges in specific episodes so that we can set you up with the right resources to succeed! Whether you sign-on for a "reduced weekend of use" or a three-day tech-free cleanse, we've got this!
If you have significant concerns about your child and need individual support to develop a plan please reach out to us. While our goal is to provide support to a large audience we are also available for private consultation.
We are happy to share what we know and work with your group. Whether you have a parent group interested in a training tailored to your needs or you are interested in learning more about Professional Devlopment for your staff, we love meeting members of our community. Due to Covid-19, at this time all workshops are being held virtually. Please reach out to us to learn more!
One of our goals is to offer Unplugged family retreats. Our vision is to combine training for parents while our children are engaging in supervised Unplugged activities. Our hope is that we can come together to celebrate our progress, fine-tune our plans in person, share strategies and rescorces, and foster relationships with each other. As we grow as a community we will explore retreat possibilities, while monitoring the reality of an in-person get together in the Covid landscape.