Playground Rules, Digital Technology and the Home Environment

I recently took my children to a local park. While they played on equipment I observed the local council park sign. The text provided instructions regarding acceptable and unacceptable usage of the park facilities. Four rules were;
  • Parents to supervise their children at all times.
  • Children are not to be left unattended.
  • Equipment is used at your own risk.
  • In the interest of safety... equipment should not be used at night.

After allowing my children to play on the equipment I drove to a local hardware store to purchase lawn care products. While my children played I purchased a coffee from the coffee stand and I took a seat on the bench to watch them play and I noticed another sign with instructions. I began to ponder their relevance to digital technology.

Most playground rules apply to the use of technology within the home enviornment. We are to be reminded the use of mobile phones, tablets and computers require constant monitoring and parental guidance. In the same way rules are published for public playgrounds they can be replicated with the use of digital technology within the home environment.
  • Parents to supervise their children at all times.
  • Children are not to be left unattended.
  • Equipment is used at your own risk.
  • Use of safety locks and safety features are recommended.
  • In the interest of safety... equipment should not be used at night.

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