Category Archives: Research

Kid-Friendly Podcast Experience By Apple

Child listening to podcast

Apple is teaming up with Common Sense Media to help parents find kid-friendly podcasts from its vast library of shows. The tech giant has launched a new Kids & Family podcast experience that will feature shows appropriate for young listeners. Common Sense Media will select each show featured, offering recommendations by age and collections like One […]

Gen Z and Youtube

Family watching video

According to our research, YouTube is the most-visited website by people age 18 to 24, referred to as “Generation Z.” The first digital-native generation, Gen Z is more reliant on social media than any generation before it. And, unlike all other generations that prefer Facebook, Generation Z’s most-visited website is YouTube. By 2020, Gen Z will make […]

Have you noticed your child spending too much time on video games during this lockdown?

kids are playing games

With all these extra time at home, kids are spending a lot of that playing video games. And based on some of the discussions online, I have seen parents asking about how to gauge their kids usage time on video games After doing some extensive research into the social impact of online games, there is […]

What if you just stopped managing screen time?

Managing screen time has always been a challenge. A great one, especially for this generation. I know, it totally feels like you’re watching a tennis match, with your head going back and forth to the point where you’re starting to get dizzy. Screen time has always been a point of guilt and shame for parents, […]

What to do if you’re being bullied on a social network

Bullied on social media

Bullying on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok With the increase of social networking sites, online activity and messaging apps, cyberbullying is on the increase. Most of the apps and social networking sites are for people aged 13 and over. They also state that bullying, abusive behaviors which includes harassment, impersonation and identity […]

Don’t Misjudge Your Child’s Screen Time

Child using phone

Nearly three fourths of parents misreported preschoolers’ mobile technology use; some children ages 3-5 engaged with apps intended for teens and adults. Some parents may have relaxed on screen time rules during quarantine. But even pre-pandemic, many likely misjudged how much time their young children were plugged into mobile devices, or how they were spending […]

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

Girls happy with technology

In this unprecedented time, technology has become part of our social fabric in a deeper, more intimate way than ever before. For many of us, technology has been a social lifeline. Unfortunately, our increased reliance on technology doesn’t diminish the challenges and dangers it poses. Instead of trying to remove all screens from our lives, […]

Let Them Show You How They Learn

child teaching mom yoga

A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Technology aside, connect and bond with your children

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We all crave those close moments with our children that make our hearts melt. Connection is as essential to us parents as it is to our children, because that’s what makes parenting worth all the sacrifices. That connection is also the only reason children willingly follow our rules. Kids who feel strongly connected to their […]

Kids Can Code Too!

kids love coding

While coding jobs are highly demanded these days. Coding might just be the basic skill required 10 years later for work, home or anything that helps solve certain tech related issues. One of the most important objectives in education is to prepare students for their future careers. Over the last two decades, coding and programming […]