Parenting in a  
digital world.

Tips and advice for
your connected family.

Kids and technology:  
Advice, ideas, inspiration

Hey—we get it. Parenting is equal parts maddening and pure, indescribable joy. And that’s usually all before 8 AM. Technology works the same way. It’s enhanced our world in ways we never thought possible. But parenting in the digital age introduces challenges and questions we didn’t see coming. Like: “Dad, can I Snapchat just for the filters?” Or: “Mom, why are you following my best friend on Instagram?”

Parents are working through this one text at a time, trying to keep up and grappling with just how much screen time is OK for their 12-year-old Fortnite champion and whether their 2-year-old should video chat with Grandma.

Through a mix of independent research, best practices from parents and a partnership with the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), we are excited to offer a variety of fresh thinking for families and technology. As your parenting partner, we’ll answer top questions, provide guidance, and show the creative and educational potential of apps.

Parenting is a balancing act. And we’re here to keep you moving forward. At least until bedtime.

 

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Teen driver safety: 5 ways to curb distracted driving

As parents, we can’t presume to have it all covered, but we can proactively address phone concerns and risks with our kids.

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5 rules for keeping cell phones safe at school

From student laptops to personal cell phones.

Did you know?

  • 60%
    of teens
    actually worry that they spend too much time online.
  • 80k
    apps
    are labeled as educational but lack the proof to back it up.
  • 56%
    of parents
    want more control over content on their child's device.
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What you need to know about always being in the know.

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There’s a better way to talk about being safe online: Put it in writing.

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Questions to ask before you post that photo and embarrass your kids online.

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A little homework before you connect can ensure a safer, more secure toy.

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(2018, May 1). Children and Media Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved from https://www.aap.org/.

(2018, November). Online Safety Across Generations. Retrieved from https://enough.org.