Five Ways to Monitor Your Child's Social Media Use
Children rapidly shift between social media networks these days. As soon as a new app comes out they are quick to adopt it, along with all of their friends. For parents trying to closely follow their child’s online social media activity this can be daunting. There is no easy…
Tech Parents: Modeling the Tech Behavior We Expect
Regulating screen time for children is a hot topic, but it’s hard to be super strict when we, the parents, are constantly on our own smartphones. Between school schedules, work, newsletters, and more, the deluge of information that comes to parents through email and social media alone is endless.…
Your Child's Phone: Know the Risks, Keep them Safe
Monitoring your child’s smartphone is a thorny and often emotional topic for families. Kids feel like they are being spied on, while parents feel like they don’t know enough of what’s going on in their child’s digital world. The conversation between parents and children regarding monitoring…
Cracking the Emoji Code
Cracking the Emoji Language Code In my world, emojis are a recent phenomenon. Throughout most of my life I was taught to express myself with verbs, not images, so I am slow to adopt this new way to communication. When I text my friends and husband I only employ the…
Is There a Good Smartphone for Kids?
Is There a Good Smartphone for Kids? While our family continues to debate the Wait Until 8th pledge and the idea of a smartwatch, I find myself wondering, is there a good smartphone for kids? At this point I would consider getting my 10-year old a simple one in order…