Anime–the Japanese adaptation of the word animation–conjures up cartoon series like Digimon, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and others that have been loved by kids for decades. But just because it’s animated or in cartoon form doesn’t mean it’s appropriate for kids. Many parents have asked us, “Is anime safe for kids?” With the help of Protect Young Minds readers Chris and Charmaine Wagner*, we’ve pulled together a primer on anime–the good, the bad and the questionable. … Read More Read more “My kid is sending nudes!!!” I hear this often, and my heart breaks every time. My first response is, “Default to love. Just love your child unconditionally.” We’ve all been blindsided with raising kids in a digital world. Once I explain this to parents and assure them that even good kids make mistakes online, I calmly ask, “Have you ever discussed nude photos with your children?”… Read More Read more Massively Multiplayer Online games (or MMOs) are video games that get their excitement from online interaction between players (like Fortnite and World of Warcraft). If your teen wants to play an MMO, you might worry that they’ll become a video game zombie. Or worse, be exposed to pornography and predators in the free-for-all of online interaction. Is there a way for you to protect your child while still allowing them to play the way many teens play today?… Read More Read more There are so many great digital parenting books out there, but so little time! Since we can’t read ALL the books, some members of our staff each picked a different digital parenting book to read and summarize. We all liked the books we read and would recommend them to others. We hope these reviews will help you find the book that’s right for you!… Read More Read more I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Christy Kane to talk about screen time and the brain. You can watch the recording of our interview or read the transcript (edited for clarity) with links to other helpful articles. Kristen: Today we have a real treat! We have Dr.Christy Kane with us today. She is a mental health counselor who practices in Utah.… Read More Read more We love sharing good news! Here’s some good news about the new YouTube changes!
After a $170 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), YouTube is finally making some changes in an effort to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). What’s new: YouTube content creators will now have to categorize whether or not their content is made for kids.… Read More Read more