Is YouTube (Finally) Protecting Children?

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. They can choose the category for their entire channel or for individual videos.… Read More Read more

“Can I Play This?” Video Game Decisions Made Easy in 4 Quick Steps

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

5 Easy Tricks to Manage Screen Time and Get a Happier Family, Too

A lot of parents worry about the amount of time their child spends using screens. In fact, a recent survey of 3,000 Americans reported that the number one concern of parents of teens is overuse of technology. Wendy Christensen, a mom of six kids, told the Deseret News: “You hear all the time … limit the screen time, limit the screen time … I always smile and nod, and we try, but now that they’re older, I so wish I had been a lot stricter with it when they were little because the older they get the more they want it.”… Read More Read more

Parent Alert! Watch Out for Netflix’s Shocking “Big Mouth” (and More!)

No need to feel overwhelmed by keeping up with the latest info on raising digital kids! We’ve got you covered. Check in regularly for current news you can use to prepare your kids to live safely in a hyper-sexualized world. Start a conversation with your kids about some of these issues – it’s a great teaching opportunity! Here’s what’s trending in November 2018:

Warning: Netflix’s Big Mouth is big trouble

Prepare to be disgusted.… Read More Read more

8 Screen-Free Activities for Fun Face-to-Face Time This Summer

Woo-hoo! Summer vacation is just around the corner. Get out the flip-flops, pull up the lawn chair, sit back with ice-cold lemonade, and relax while your kids are busy with screen-free activities. At least that’s how the first 30-minutes might play out. Until . . . wait for it . . . “M-o-o-o-o-m, I’m bored.” Ah, the age-old problem: Adults never have enough time to relax, and kids always seem to have too much!… Read More Read more

What is Screen Time Really Doing to your Kid’s Brain?

Debate over what constitutes a healthy amount of screen time for kids is a hot topic these days. Opinions are all over the map: Some touting the educational and social benefits of early immersion in technology, while others warn that screens could be the new heroin of the digital age. If the conflicting advice leaves you feeling overwhelmed, take heart. We have answers from the experts. To help clear away any confusion, let’s go straight to the new screen time recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP).… Read More Read more

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