Tech & Kids
Home Security Trends EVERY Consumer Should Be Thrilled About
Home security is evolving every day. Trends come and go. But here are 7 home security trends we believe will impact the industry and users for years to come.
How Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘23 Hours To Kill’ Comedy Special Will Make You Question The Way You Engage With Technology
Here Are Five Incredible and Witty Insights In Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘23 Hours To Kill’ Comedy Special Uncovers That Will Make You Question Your Relationship With Technology...
Please, Look Up at Me
It’s as if our children are constantly having to compete for our attention, only it’s not another human being their competing against—it’s a device.
Best Phones and Communication Devices For Kids To Call and Text With Limited Use On Everything Else!
There are countless phones and communication devices for kids to call and text. But how do you know which ones are the right fit for your kids?
How To Be A Tech Gift Holiday Hero for Tweens
The holidays are right around the corner. Here are some of the best tech products designed as first devices for tweens in 2019
Instagram Likes May Disappear for Good—Here’s Why We're Liking It
When double-tapping actually translates into empty experiences and teenage depression, “like” isn’t the word I’d use for it.
Technology Addiction: You’re Hooked And It’s Affecting Your Health
Here’s what every parent should know about the health effects of a technology addiction. Plus: The questions you MUST ask to uncover your relationship with technology.
Time for a Digital Detox: Tips for Reducing Screen Time
We explore why reducing screen time is beneficial plus give you 8 incredible useful tips you can implement right now.
Social Media and Depression: The Toxic Comparison Paradox Problem
Does social media cause depression? Is there a link between the two? We aim to discover all the intricacies this problem presents for our families.
Screen Time Rules for Your Family
How you can create screen time rules for your family in as little as 20 minutes even if the all the fancy apps and internet filters haven't worked.
Screen Time for Toddlers: What You Need To Know
Even if you've tried before and failed, these easy steps will help you significantly reduce your toddler's screen time without all the kicking and screaming.
Instagram Rolls Out New Anti Bullying Features
Privacy and anti-bullying tools are great. But it’s important to know that no setting is going to protect a child 100%.
Childhood, No Return
His mom set up an account for him with strict parental controls, but Noah somehow forgot the password. He made a new account instead. No parental controls. He’s been meaning to tell his mom.
Here’s What Happened to My 13-Year-Old MINUTES After Signing Up for Instagram
Spoiler Alert: It WASN'T PG-13.
Video Games May Not CAUSE Violence, But Are They Helping?
Video games have been “proven” not to cause violent crimes…but is causality all that matters here?
FaceApp is a Lesson in Reading the Fine Print
Don’t Overlook Gen Z’s Creative Edge
This is the potential that exists for Gen Z to use technology in a powerful way.
What You Need to Know About Screen Time Before Bed
Exposure to blue light before bed resets our natural circadian rhythms, telling our brains, in no uncertain terms, to WAKE UP.
Schooling Was for the Industrial Era, Unschooling Is for the Future
We've entered a new era, the Imagination Age, so why are we still schooling kids like we did in the 19th Century?
In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling
Parents who remove their children from the confines of the conventional classroom are not running away from reality. They are running towards it.
Terrific Summer TV You Can Feel Good About Your Kids Watching - With Activities!
Quality shows and simple activities are a match made in summer-break heaven.
How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World
Show kids that the tools for a positive outlook are well within their reach.
The Second Leading Cause of Death in Kids 10-18 Might Surprise You
Here's what you need to know, how to talk to your children about this, and tools you can use to alert you to warning signs.
What are apps like Tik Tok doing with our kids' data?
Social platforms are hungry for our children's data. Here's what you need to know about apps like Tik Tok.
Rebooting How We Think About Kids’ Screen Time
Playing an active role in kids’ digital experiences: it’s easier than you think
Everything You Need to Know About Apex Legends
Did your kids make the sudden switch from "Fortnite" to "Apex Legends," the new battle royale romp? Here's everything you need to know about the popular video game.
New Study Shows Teen Depression, Distress and Suicide on the Rise in Staggering Numbers
The study reveals that this generation of teenagers—born right at the cusp of smartphone mania—are the ones really suffering.
Suicide Instructions Popping Up in Videos on YouTube Kids
Kids are getting bombarded with everything from pornography to instructions and encouragement to commit suicide on YouTube and YouTube KIDS.
EP 30: Lisa Thee on YouTube's Pedophile Problem and How to Protect Your Family
We break down the latest YouTube headlines and the tips and tools to keep your kids safe with Lisa Thee, a tech industry leader (and mom) with an expertise in child safety.
Creating Screen Time Consequences, Hard But Necessary
I recently worked with my teen daughter to set up a fair consequence around one of her screen time rules. I've also include several examples of consequences from other parents.
What Pedophiles Are Doing With Your Child's Videos on YouTube (And What You Can Do About It)
Advertisers like Disney and AT&T are responding - and so should YOU.
7 Reasons Middle Schoolers Don't Need Social Media (and 7 Ideas to Help!)
Tweens' brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately.
If Jeff Bezos Doesn't Have Digital Privacy, Neither Do You (or Your Kids)
Repeat after me: Nothing We Do With Digital Technology is Private!!! (Especially with regard to your privates)
Hey Boys—JUST SAY NO To Requesting Nudes
Being a teenager today is no joke. But it is a game. And a dangerous one at that.
10 Apps Parents Should Watch Out For in 2019
It's a new year, and that means new apps on your tweens' and teens' phones. While the old standbys like Snapchat and Instagram are still going strong, there's no shortage of social media, video-sharing, and homework-help apps that are popular but not necessarily household names. Of course, it's nearly impossible to keep up with every hot new app, which makes knowing the risky features -- like interaction with strangers, anonymity, privacy concerns, and iffy content -- a solid first step. But it's still important to know the specifics of what's on your kid's device and whether or not you'll allow it to stay there.
The Podcasts I Make My Teenagers Listen To
I make my kids listen to 4 podcasts a month as their cell phone "payment". It's simple, $35 or 4 podcasts? They choose podcasts every time. Here's the big list!
5 Ways to Block Porn on Your Kids' Devices
While you are busy Marie Kondo'ing your closets don't forget to clean up your family's devices!
Entitlement and the Lost Art of Boredom
Bored kids are happier, healthier kids.
Parents, Stop Teenage Privacy NOW
Dear Parents of Teenagers.
VIRAL POST UPDATE: Real mom of "grumpy" kid comes forward
No matter how innocently you intend it, other’s may be lurking to use your info, whatever it may be, to their gain.
Simple Steps for a Screen-Free Childhood
It’s useful to remember how previous generations handled these challenges.
The Tech Reset Project
It's time to reset our relationship with technology.
America’s Real Digital Divide
Unfortunately, too often the message we send low-income and less-educated parents is that screen time is going to help.
Kids don't need a cellphone; they need a digital diet!
You shouldn’t give your kids their own phone lightly, or for the sake of convenience.
Science Says Kids Need Less Screentime, More Sleep And More Play...Because Duh
Just another scientific reason to say no to screentime
Blue's Clues is BACK (With A New Host Handpicked By Steve Himself)!!
New host, new name, same format. Welcome back Blue!
Joanna Gaines Lets Us In On Her Screen Time Secret
When JoJo says phones are a no-no, you listen.
Pokémon Go: A Window Into How We Might Reimagine Learning #BecomingBrilliant
The game has already revolutionized how kids in the neighborhood are interacting.
Dear Online Streaming Services, Your Parental Controls Suck.
Would it kill you to make it simple and easy to control the stuff my kids are streaming?
Your Kid's Cell Phone Could Be the Reason They're Failing
Leaving smart phones and laptops in lockers during class could be the difference between pass or fail.