Why Teens Are Attracted to Dangerous Viral Challenges

Teenagers are notorious for engaging in reckless behavior, and probably have been doing so since humans first walked the earth. It wouldn’t be surprising to learn of prehistoric teens taunting wooly mammoths. However, the rise of social media has inadvertently elevated risk-taking, in the form of viral challenges. Participating in these dangerous viral challenges have … Continue reading Why Teens Are Attracted to Dangerous Viral Challenges

How to Boost Responsible Tech Use in Your Tween

In last week’s article, we discussed how to properly introduce your child to technology, and touched upon the topic of responsibility. This week we’re expanding on that subject, with a focus on tweens. Children are spending a lot more time online than in years past. A 2015 Common Sense Media study found that tweens use … Continue reading How to Boost Responsible Tech Use in Your Tween

How to Properly Introduce Technology to Your Kids

In our modern, tech-infused society, it seems like children are practically born with a smartphone in their hands. How many of us have seen toddlers sitting in their strollers casually tapping and swiping on their parents’ digital devices like pros? How many tweens are walking around with their own smartphones? Let’s face it: tech is … Continue reading How to Properly Introduce Technology to Your Kids

New Devices at Home? Start a Technology Contract for Kids

Did your child receive new devices in the new year? Devices are often a tricky area to approach to navigate as a parent. How much is too much screen time? Am I depriving my child of value learning opportunities by taking away their devices? What’s the social need for children and online connections? These questions … Continue reading New Devices at Home? Start a Technology Contract for Kids

Too Much Screen Time for Kids? 7 Easy Tips to Manage Devices at Home

Children aged 8 to 12 spend, on average, nearly 6 hours per day exposed to media - watching TV, playing video games, online messaging, or listening to music online. The internet can be an enriching and educational resource for kids, but excessive exposure can lead to harmful effects. What do you do about it? Especially … Continue reading Too Much Screen Time for Kids? 7 Easy Tips to Manage Devices at Home

9 Fun Holiday Activities for Kids Away From the Screen

The holidays are a wonderfully festive time, filled with food, family, and fun. But they can also be stressful. You have family coming over. Kids are on vacation from school, and they’re spending all of their time at home. It’s easy to give yourself a break and let the kids have some playtime on their … Continue reading 9 Fun Holiday Activities for Kids Away From the Screen