Smartphones are a part of life these days, and if your kid doesn't use one now, they probably will before long. But with a great device comes great responsibility. The Smart Talk is a website that helps parents and kids come up with a set of phone rules together, and creates a handy agreement you can print out.
This tool is more than a simple checklist; it's meant to start conversations between you and your child. For example, in the section about appropriate sharing on social media, the tool suggests having a conversation about how you would feel if somebody shared an embarrassing picture of you. The tool also includes simple statements for each of you to check off. For example: "Mum, do you agree not to overreact if Adam needs to discuss something important with you?"
The whole process only takes a few minutes. When you're done, print out the agreement and stick it up on your fridge. Visit the link below to get started.