“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 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.… Read More Read more