Chances are that the kid in your life asks about a new video game on a regular basis. Kids hear about games and apps from their friends or advertisements and come home begging for them.
There are plenty of clever, high-quality video games out there, but there are also a lot that are a waste of money, inappropriate, dangerous, or addictive. Even as a video gamer myself, I have a hard time keeping up with the games that my kids want.… Read More Read more Every couple of months, I see a new article being shared around my social networks about the possible dangers of voice assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa. But many of these articles contain a lot of speculation without a lot of experience, especially in the area of kids using voice assistants. Additionally, these devices are designed with a single adult user in mind and don’t often take into account the family dynamic.… Read More Read more We agonize over when to give our kids their first phone, but what kind of cell phone to give them is becoming just as big of a question. Retailers are swooping in with phones directed at this new “first phone” market, like Relay, Gabb Wireless, and ClearPhone. But will these phones really keep kids safe from the dangers of smartphones? Most of us recognize the danger (and expense) in handing a teen an iPhone with unfiltered access to social media and the internet. … Read More Read more