Research results are extremely varied on this topic, and complete condemnation is unfounded. There are a wide variety of factors and silver linings accompanying this issue; thus, we have compiled the pros and cons of the top online activities of various age groups in the table below: By age 4, many children already own their own … Continue reading Technology Is Harming Your Child’s Development…Or Is It?
The web holds a wealth of information – including content that may be inappropriate or dangerous for young audiences. A request for personal details, cheap ticket offers to a sporting event, or suggestion to meet “in person” ? STOP! These are all red flags of online culture to watch out for. Kids are likely to … Continue reading Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
Today’s youth is exposed to technology very early in life – according to 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics, "30% of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they are still in diapers”. Relative to toddlers, children aged 8 are more capable and conscientious of their actions. However, they are barely halfway through elementary … Continue reading Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond
YouTube celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. According to comScore, it is the top online video content website, with over 152 million unique monthly viewers. Offering diverse content (everything from Video Games to Health & Beauty and Japanese cats), YouTube appeals to many different audiences – especially kids. In both schools and homes, it … Continue reading 4 Ways for Parents to Keep Kids Safe on YouTube