Be a Great Parent! Today’s Technology Most children today are very tech savvy. Children, however, need their parents to provide guidelines to help ensure that they use technology safely and responsibly. By doing the following, you can help your child enjoy the benefits of technology, while minimizing the risks. Educate yourself about the technology young people are using today. Have an open dialogue with your child about technology. Be aware of how, and for what purposes, your child is using technology. Have rules and set limits.