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A Parent’s Guide to YouTube Kids Jan 26, 2023

Video sharing platforms can be a great resource for education, entertainment, and creativity for your children. However, having access to a seemingly limitless wealth of videos is not without its risks—even when the platform is specifically designed to be used by children.

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Tips and Advice for How to Limit Your Kid’s Screentime During the Holidays screen balance Jan 23, 2023

Whether it’s the summer break or during the festive period, the holidays can be a much-needed time for your family to break free of your usual routine. It’s a time when you and your children have the opportunity to slow down, reconnect, and explore different activities that you enjoy...

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What Is a Family Media Agreement and How to Create One? Jan 17, 2023

A family media agreement is an agreed family plan about how you, as a family, will deal with computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, e-readers and any other digital devices that are in your family’s life.

This type of agreement may also be referred to as a family tech plan, a...

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Tech Tips for Parents: Advice for Giving Tech Gifts Jan 12, 2023

More and more digital devices are creeping into our everyday lives–and the lives of our little ones are no exception either. There’s the obvious lure of devices that we all enjoy (such as smartphones and tablets) but the tech industry is also steadily cranking out mind-boggling...

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Parenting in the Age of Social Media: Guidelines for Parents And Caregivers Nov 07, 2022

Social media can feel like a bit of a minefield at the best of times. Most of us parents are still getting our heads around Facebook, let alone TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram… the list goes on! These platforms can have benefits for our children’s social and creative development, but...

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How Much Screen Time is Ok for Kids – Recommendations by Age Nov 02, 2022

Screen time is becoming an increasingly integrated part of our everyday lives. However, too much screen time isn’t healthy for us adults, let alone the developing minds of our little ones.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screen time limits for children based on their...

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A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe Online Oct 29, 2022

While the internet can be a great source of educational, entertaining, and creative content that’s just waiting to be tapped into, it can also present risks to the physical and emotional wellbeing of your child too.

The good news is laws and regulations are starting to become stricter when...

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What is the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act and how can it Protect my Child Online? Oct 28, 2022

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA) is a ground-breaking, game changing Californian law with one central goal: to protect our kids online. As someone who grew up in San Diego and became a lawyer there, I’m proud and happy to see that California is taking children's...

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A Parent’s Guide to YouTube & Parental Controls Aug 10, 2022

YouTube is a video sharing platform that can allow children access to a whole world of exciting and educational resources.

However, despite the benefits it can offer, it’s important to remember that the regular YouTube platform was not designed to be used by children. Because of this,...

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How to Deal with Difficult Digital Parenting Scenarios Aug 01, 2022

Creating a strategy for how you and your family are going to develop healthy habits and boundaries with technology is an important part of being a responsible digital parent. However, it is more than likely that you will come across some difficult scenarios that are going to challenge that...

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A Guide to What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft Jul 29, 2022

Minecraft is an open-ended building game, a sort of electronic version of Legos on steroids. The game is never-ending, and the combinations of play are endless. It can be a fantastic educational tool and can encourage creativity, teach kids to set and complete goals, make math fun, and encourage...

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Digital Parenting Strategies and Checklist Jul 27, 2022

Being a responsible digital guardian means respecting children’s rights online and empowering them to use digital devices and access the digital environment in a safe and healthy way.

Nurturing children to develop a responsible relationship with technology requires open conversations, the...

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