Through a series of questions, Off the Grid provides parents and kids a series of questions to discuss important issues and share experiences about today's digital world, talk about social media, online safety and responsibility, learn a few things about each other, and just listen.
Off the Grid is for kids and adults alike.
Off The Grid is perfect for kids who are just beginning to participate in the digital world as well as kids and teenagers who have been online for several years. It’s perfect for parents too! Kids and adults of any age will learn from thinking about the questions posed on these cards and can use this information to develop more thoughtful guidance for each member of the family. And you can use the phone box whenever your family needs some digital downtime—at mealtime, family game night or bedtime.
Here are some examples of the cards. How would you answer these questions? How would your son or daughter?
Why Off The Grid?
We’re just two moms trying to help our kids navigate through this digital age in a safe, productive way, while at the same time trying to keep up ourselves. And we want everyone to get off the phone so we can have a real conversation.
After countless discussions and a couple of our kids’ eye-opening experiences, we realized we can’t be the only ones stumbling through this new era, looking for a little guidance. It became clear—we educate our children about strangers, drinking, drugs and sex. It’s time to add social media and online safety and responsibility to the list. And just like with the other topics, the game is constantly changing. Plus, whatever happened to quality uninterrupted family time?
We’re not counselors offering approved answers for the questions printed on these cards. But we do know these are conversations we should be having, and in discussing these topics we will learn from each other, teach our children what we think is right, and sometimes we’ll need to find out the answers together.