How to create a tech-go zone.
These digital-friendly zones are designated areas, like a family room or TV area, where family members can be online together or share an online experience. Consider a few ways of optimizing this tech space. In these spaces, you can:
Position screens at the right height to prevent neck strain.
Put charging stations in several places.
Use timers or clocks nearby to keep track of screen time.
A tech-go zone teaches children that technology shouldn’t be used in isolation.
How to create tech-free zones with Smart Family.
Think about a time of day when your family naturally comes together, like the ride home from school or grabbing snacks in the kitchen after work and school. Make these tech-free times. Either set the phones to airplane mode or schedule a pause on the phone’s Wi-Fi or data with the Verizon parental control app, Smart Family. For example:
Set a 30-minute pause on phones after school and work to talk or go for a walk.
Pause Wi-Fi and data during dinner time.
Put the phones away when you’re watching a movie together or playing a multi-player game.
Try an hour-long pause on social media during homework time.
Set a custom time frame in Smart Family to pause Wi-Fi and data at night, and it will automatically switch back on in the morning.
A final thought as you start thinking about creating a digital detox zone in your home. Every corner or room in our homes, large or small, is a space that can be used to create childhood memories, with and without technology. You really can achieve balance, reduce stress and enjoy your family—one zone at a time.
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