STAND TOGETHER AND RETHINK TECHNOLOGY
Helping families use tech with intention, so that kids grow up captivated by life, not screens.
Technology isn’t a bad thing. It saves us time, allows us to keep in touch, and even simplifies our lives. But when studies tell us that the average smartphone user checks their phone every 4.3 waking minutes, or that the U.S. teen suicide rate has risen with the surge of social media, we have to wonder if we—and our kids—are using technology to our benefit. At START, it is our passion to help parents navigate a changing tech landscape with a roadmap in hand. And it is our privilege to watch families flourish as they reconnect along the way.
We do this by:
Equipping parents to raise tech-healthy kids
Creating awareness across community sectors about healthy tech use
Partnering with schools to promote healthy tech use in learning environments
Our goal is to reach a tipping point in Kansas City of families who stand together and rethink technology - developing healthy norms, values and training for tech use.
NEXT GENERATION CHALLENGES
Surveys show that the number one battleground for families is technology. Our three part series is designed to help parents—and kids—win.
Students, business, and community leaders alike are asking the question: Where do we start? Our answer is simple. Together.
Future-ready students know how to self-regulate their tech use. We help parents and schools work together toward that end.