Anything we do is based on the "Rumb model."
"Rumb” is an old navigation term used by ship captains to journey long distances. It is the bearing that navigators use to help keep them on course.
In a similar way, we use the acronym R.U.M.B. to help you navigate your teens’ online interactions and empower them to make healthy media choices.
Find out more about the Rumb model here.
Our most valuable asset, regardless of wealth or social status, is the time we set aside for our kids. Being fully present with them builds meaning into the relationship, where acceptance and open communication about digital habits become possible.
We need to uncover the “why” behind our children’s media habits. From a place of understanding, we can relate to their draw to digital media without condoning poor media choices. Approaching their media consumption with empathy removes shame and allows teens to feel seen and known.
The aim of mentorship is to help teens identify the values, both good and bad, that drive their online choices. The tools in this book will lay the foundation for mentors to guide teens to establish a healthy, value-driven interaction with digital media that leads them towards their goals.
If healthy values become an integral part of a child’s identity, their online choices will be driven by who they are, rather than what they are told to do. When children learn to live by their values, boundaries surrounding tech protect what they have said
“yes” to in life.