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Melinda Gates Talks Tech…

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Wheaton Montessori teachers are joining Melinda Gates in recomending that WMS families “try out the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Family Media Plan.”  According to Gates, “This site walks you step-by-step through a process of being intentional about how your family consumes media. The great thing is that it’s not one size fits all. It helps you build a unique plan for your family.”


Technology – and whether to embrace it as part of our children’s lives – is a frequent topic of discussion at CommuniTEAs and Parent-Teacher conferences.  As Gates says in a recent Washington Post article, “The Internet is a wonderful thing. It gives kids the freedom to move around in a big world, to experiment, to connect with others. As a parent, though, I know that I am responsible for making sure that my kids are ready for all that freedom — and that they know how to keep themselves safe.”


What are your thoughts?  Have you tried the Family Media Plan?