Turning Life On

Keeping Tech in Check

This is Turning Life On. An online platform that unites, informs and empowers community-based support groups who care about healthy technology use by children.

Parenting in the digital age is overwhelming and parents need support and access to information. At Turning Life On, we realize that all communities are different and that a coalition of parents is more effective than a single voice. Our goal is to bring local parents together so they can effectuate positive change in their families and in their communities.

Our communities bring together local parents and leaders who care about healthy and safe technology use by our children. Through these communities, we can support each other by sharing information, resources and our best tips to help our kids manage technology instead of technology managing them. Together we can effectuate positive change around technology use by children. Join the Movement!


Unite.

We unite parents:

  • with a locally-based, public promise to delay giving a smartphone to your child until at least eighth grade in an effort to alleviate the social pressure to have a smartphone for parents and for kids.  

  • with an option to publicly support and join your local TLO community to promote healthy and safe technology use even if you are unable or unwilling to make the promise.

  • with an option to privately support so you can privately join your local TLO community and stay informed.

 

15+

Communities

Communities in Massachusetts and beyond have joined our movement to learn more and make more informed decisions about healthy technology use.

 

500+

parents

Parents in our local communities have made a promise to delay smartphone ownership for their children until at least 8th grade.

 
 

30+

partners

Top professionals in medical, mental health, education and research support our mission to inform parents with the best information available regarding technology use.

 
 

Inform.

We inform parents:

  • with access to extensive resources on our website.

  • through closed Facebook, Google and other online chat groups for parents within our communities.

  • through our active Twitter and Facebook feeds to share the latest research and news.

  • through a private group for our community champions to share ideas.

  • by planning and promoting technology-relevant local events.

  • through book recommendations.

  • with research and suggestions from our partners.

 

Resources

We strive to curate the very best, research-based information about technology use in an easy-to-access database. Keep reading…
 

events

From parent roundtables to speaking engagements, we are active participants in and promoters of events that bring parents together to learn more about healthy technology use. Learn more…

partners

Our partners represent professionals in the fields of healthcare, technology and education and they are committed to healthy and balanced technology use by our children. See who’s who…

blog

Based on our continued research and conversations with parents and professionals, our blog offers real strategies and suggestions for managing technology. Keep reading…

 
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Empower.

“Knowledge is of no value, unless you put it into practice.”

Anton Chekhov

We empower parents:

Giving Our Children the Gift of a Heads-up, Hands-free Childhood


Get Involved.

Our communities bring together local parents and leaders who care about healthy and safe technology use by our children. Through these communities, we can support each other by sharing information, resources and our best tips to help our kids manage technology instead of technology managing them. Together we can effectuate positive change around technology use by children.

 

join a community

Our communities bring all parents together in a supportive and respectful environment, whether you are simply looking for information or a coalition of parents to delay smartphones.

Join Our Team

Are you a professional in the field looking to partner with us? Or are you a motivated parent interested in becoming more involved with Turning Life On? We believe in the power of numbers.

Make a Donation

We’re not afraid to put ourselves out there and embrace working for free. But websites, marketing materials and events cost money. And your support helps us do more in more communities. Thank you!