How can children develop the awareness, skills, and support necessary to make deliberate decisions about how, when, and why to use technology? External controls are not sufficient to help youth develop and use technology in a productive way. How can children develop internal controls? What kinds of shifts in cultural attitude and more innovative and collaborative community innovation (new “behavioral scaffolding”) are necessary?
Communities need to rally around — and involve — their youth to address questions like these and address other relevant questions. EPIK was created to help facilitate this process.