This tool was developed by community, for community. We hope this can be used to help families work together to connect their technology habits with their family values with the goal to be intentional about our usage.
What is the purpose Family Tech Time?
This interactive tool is intended to support conversations in our families and our community around how to use technology to build healthy relationships rather than disrupt them. Thoughtful and intentional use of technology that considers the whole human (heart, mind, spirit, and body) can connect us and expand our knowledge and abilities. However, navigating technology can be confusing or overwhelming for families and become a source of conflict.
This tool helps families work together to connect their technology use with their family values and develop a flexible plan that works for them. The goal is to empower all members of a family to support each other and be intentional in their technology use. It is never too early or too late to begin this conversation within your family.
Our intended audience is teenagers/young adults and their families, support systems or whomever they define as family. Family Tech Time download
Who created Family Tech Time?
Partners include: School District 35 (Langley), Fraser Health, Inclusion Langley Society, Encompass Support Services Society, LangleyÂ Community Services Society, Langley Children Committee, and the Langley Literacy Network.
We would also like to acknowledge and give thanks to Pixie Wells, the President of the Fraser Valley Metis Association and Metis Elder Suzanne Thomaidis for their knowledge and contributions to the Spirit component of this tool.
What resources were used to create this tool?
BC Ministry of Education. (2020). Core competencies. Retrieved from https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies.
BC Ministry of Education. (2019). Physical and health education. Retrieved from https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/sites/curriculum.gov.bc.ca/files/curriculum/physical-health-education/en_physical-health-education_10_elab.pdf.
Canadian Paediatric Society. (2019). Digital media: Promoting healthy screen use in school-aged children and adolescents. Retrieved from https://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/digital-media