Episode 19 - Technology is Optional

Amber Mac

When Amber Mac was growing up in Prince Edward Island, the world was her oyster. An idyllic childhood that included lots of free time to play outside, to explore and to not be distracted by technology allowed the young girl to thrive in her environment.

As an adult, Amber MacArthur - "Amber Mac" - is an author, technology expert, frequent speaker, commentator, digital consultant and content creator among many things. And while Amber is the go-to person for all things tech, she, like all of us, must grapple with the effect of technology and its use on her nine-year-old son.

Because of Amber's extensive knowledge of the digital and technology worlds, she has figured out a strategy about how to manage her son's use of tech that doesn't limit him too much but still allows her to maintain control over consumption.

In this episode of the podcast, we talk about Amber's childhood, her career in technology and how the changes in technology advances have affected children today.