Family Social Standards Agreement
Now more than ever, kids need positive role models on social media. Because telling them what not to do only goes so far. When we helped Duke Men’s Basketball up their social media game, we were inspired by Coach K’s use of standards instead of rules.
“Usually when you’re ruled, you never agree with all the rules, you just abide by them,” he says. “But if you have standards and if everyone contributes to the way you’re going to do things, you end up owning how you do things.”
With input from students and parents, we created the Family Social Standards Agreement™. It’s a new, one-of-a-kind tech contract with nine standards around social media and digital etiquette. When families sign it — parents, too — they promise to help each other live up to high standards. Together.