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Family tech agreements

A family tech agreement is a set of rules about how devices, like smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs and gaming consoles are used in your home.

Start the chat with your family and develop an agreement that will suit the age and needs of your children. 

Create an agreement with under 5s

When your child is around three years old, it's a good idea to make a family tech agreement together. This is when children are recognising rules, so you can build on this understanding in a fun way to talk about online safety and set some guidelines.

Writing an agreement will help to develop their critical thinking and self-regulation skills. They will also start to explore how the internet works and build good habits around technology.


Create an agreement with 5-8 year olds

These guidelines are designed for children aged 5 to 8 years. Creating a family agreement together at this age will help you to have a smoother time with technology in your child's late primary and early secondary school years. 

Talking with your child about tech rules will develop their digital intelligence and build good habits around technology. 

Create your own family tech agreement that you can print out and display. Just download the PDF file, which includes the poster and discussion points.

Last updated: 27/09/2022