It is a good idea to follow these basic precautionary steps for Tech-Time, especially when dealing with young children and teenagers.
Of course, adults can certainly benefit as well.
1. Monitor or set a time, place, and duration for Tech use that works for your family. I would recommend one-two hours maximum per day, after school or work.
2. Be careful and specific with certain sites, that can be accessed by young users. Block any that may be inappropriate or offensive.
3. Lead by example and consider having one De-Tech day a week. Turn off all devices.
4. Keep the technology out of the bedroom. And have set family mealtimes.
5. Come up with a list of alternative activities. Take a walk, read a book, play a board game. Write a letter, read the newspaper, or play with the kids. Plan a community service day.
Let's strive to interact with our human side. And engage with others on all levels (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically) with MORE effort, energy and focus.
The world just might be a better place!