Tag Archives: children

Tech Parenting is all about keeping them safe on social media.

Right now in this tech world we’re in, it’s all about the internet for our tweens and teens, the Internet is social media, and they could sooner give up the games, the videos, and even their browsers if only they can keep what keeps them in touch with their friends. Of course it’s not easy considering […]

4 YouTube alternatives every child can explore

child using video

There are some safe alternatives to YouTube for kids that provides great educational content. With all the not-so-great news coming out around YouTube recently — from their pedophilia problem to the horrific content spliced into kids’ videos to the infamous Momo challenge — I’ve been looking for some YouTube alternatives. From now on, at our […]

Instagram can help you Restrict cyber bullying, here’s how

Instagram

As a social media researcher, I have been getting questions on about the recently added Restrict, an anti-bullying feature that, as Instagram describes, “allows users to quietly protect their account while still keeping an eye on their bully.” It reminds me a little bit of the “Hide” features on Facebook, which you may be familiar with. […]

The iOS 13.3 update has important parental controls that you need to know

Parenting with ipad and iphone

If you’ve got a kid on an iPhone or an iPad, this week’s iOS 13.3 update (as well as iPad OS 13.3)has some serious parental controls that we think you’ll be happy to know about. Introducing Communication Limits Starting his week, there’s a new Communication Limits section that you’ll find under Screen Time. Once there, you can set approved […]

5 Important Tech Parenting Questions

We have to acknowledge that as parents, the importance in understanding the role of technology within our family, comes along with knowing what questions to ask and how to answer. With that in mind, here are 5 important tech parenting questions parents should ask themselves, all of which you can find answers to, along with […]

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, […]

Empower Your Child Against Bullying/CyberBullying

girl getting bullied

Bullying, the unwanted, aggressive behavior in which a child or teen uses a real or perceived power imbalance, such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity, to control or harm other kids. It can include anything from spreading rumors to name-calling to physical aggression, but this is not simply being rude or unkind […]

Growing Up On YouTube

Gen Z has been watching YouTube all their life, the first generation to grow up on the platform. The majority are watching it multiple times a day, exposing them to an intensely different array of entertainment than any older consumer, including Millennials, and it’s changed what they want and expect out of entertainment. These young […]

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 […]

There is no such thing as a perfect parent

Mother with child interacting

Many of the following mistakes are made in the name of love. Too often we think we are helping our children when the long-term results of what we do may be discouraging. Other mistakes are made because we just don’t know what else to do. Thankfully, one of the foundation principles of Positive Discipline is that “Mistakes […]