About Deb Velto

Deb Velto, Oak Meadow’s K-8 Program Director, keeps her eye on balancing screen time and media-free time, home and work, and parenting and personal time with her two children.

The challenges of raising kids in an online world

The challenges of raising kids in an online world
Written by Deb Velto of Oak Meadow

Electronics can be an overwhelming presence in our lives these days, and their use has become a topic of debate–and source of guilt–for families everywhere.

Between our smartphones, iPads, home computers, video games, and high def TVs, electronics are woven into the fabric of American life whether we like it or not.

No one likes the thought of their child staring at the electric glow of a screen all day, but some purposeful screen time can open new opportunities for learning in our homes that was never possible before.
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