Who We Help
Who We Help
Today’s parents are tasked with raising the next generation to be flourishing digital citizens—but feel unequipped to do so. We often feel pressure to be an “expert” in order to stay ahead of our kids’ tech use—and when we get behind? It’s tempting to give up. Our parent resources are designed to help parents be mentors and guides in the digital world.
What exactly does it mean to be a START family? We’re glad you asked! This downloadable PDF gives our top recommendations for raising digitally healthy kids.
At START, we want to help parents take a “driver’s ed” approach to digital training. This downloadable PDF describes a healthy process for device introduction: Ride. Practice. Drive.
Before they snap, you should chat. This downloadable PDF will give you the skinny on Snapchat: one of today’s hottest apps. While we hope this info is helpful for all families, we especially recommend this guide for parents of elementary age children.
Before they Tik, you should talk. This downloadable PDF will help you understand TikTok: the #1 app preferred by Gen Z. While we hope this info is helpful for all families, we especially recommend this guide for parents of elementary age children.
For families, raising digitally healthy kids can feel like swimming upstream against a cultural tsunami. These resources are designed to help community leaders—like coaches, healthcare workers, and business leaders –consider the role they can play. If community members send messages about the importance of digital health, our kids will have a better chance at developing an internal compass to guide screen time decisions.
What exactly does it mean to digitally healthy? We’re glad you asked! This downloadable PDF gives our top recommendations for raising digitally healthy kids.
When it comes to check-ups, healthcare professionals share that digital health is just as important as physical health. This downloadable PDF is a practical tool for providers to share with patients about digital health.
Coaches + Youth Organizations
When we think of youth sports, we think of water coolers, bleacher buns, sunflower seeds, sunburns and trophies. But in recent years, a new player on the field: the smartphone. A great read to share with families on your team.
Mental Health providers
START is proud to be partnering with Johnson County Mental Health, and many other mental health providers, to educate our kids about digital health and wellness.
sessions for school districts now available!
It is critical for schools and parents to speak the same language when it comes to empowering and training students to develop healthy digital habits. But amidst the pressures of distance and hybrid schedules, we know that educators have their plates full. Our Safe + Sane + Seen program is designed to help parents and teachers support student digital health amidst virtual learning, which will improve their social-emotional well-being and ability to learn in this new normal.
When Principal Scott Bacon grew concerned with the side effects he was seeing in his students, he felt compelled to consider a policy change, restricting personal phones in classrooms. “This change could not be based on opinion; it needed to be based on fact and on research. And I knew that first of all, I had to educate myself.” This downloadable PDF is a practical tool for principals to share with teachers and parents in their school community, sparking reflective conversations about healthy digital environments for students.
Employee Benefit Program is here!
This video webinar or Zoom session can be formatted to complement your organization’s standard infrastructure. In addition to our most impactful, expert-informed material, participants explore how to personally implement digital health in a tactical way—and are empowered as mentors and guides for children growing up in a digital world.
“We cannot build the future for our youth—but we can build our youth for the future.”
— franklin D roosevelt