Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok

Photo above by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash. Is TikTok safe? How does it work? Can I do a duet with my kid? Recently the platform has come under heat for […]

From the Source: How news and technology are influencing young minds

Photo above courtesy of PublicSource At the Saturday Light Brigade Radio’s Youth Media Center on Pittsburgh’s Northside, teen journalists recently gathered to attend a workshop to explore news access, reliability, […]

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Practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety

Our friends at Common Sense Media share great advice for helping kids handle social media anxiety.

How to set parental controls on the Xbox One

Use these settings to help make gaming safer for kids. 

11 social media red flags you should know about

Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using. 

Hey, Alexa, how do I set parental controls on the Amazon Echo?

Follow these step-by-step tips to set limits and add “skills” to make Alexa a little kid-friendlier. 

The sneaky science behind your kid’s tech obsessions

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked. 

5 tips for picking your preschooler’s first TV shows

When you’re 2 or 3, every show is a new show. Read these tips for choosing titles you and your kids will love.

How to talk to teens about dealing with online predators

Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid. 

Common Sense Media: Online playdates, game nights and other ways to socialize at a distance

Fire up FaceTime and get the fun started with ideas from show-and-tell to charades. 

16 tips to keep kids motivated for online learning

Helpful tips and techniques to encourage and motivate your kids during virtual lessons in what promises to be a very unusual school year. 

How to guide your kids through election season

In a fraught political era, news literacy skills help kids view information critically and become informed citizens. 

Tips and tricks to manage your kid’s school-issued computer

From parental controls to consequences for misuse, here’s everything you need to know.

Should you read your kid’s texts?

Dos and Don’ts for sneaking a peek at your kid’s phone. 

5 signs of screen overload – and how to handle them

From poor sleep to headaches, signs that it’s time for kids to take a break can take many forms. 

A parent’s ultimate guide to Messenger Kids

Under the right circumstances — and with plenty of oversight — Messenger Kids can help young kids connect. But is social media OK for this age group?

A parent’s ultimate guide to YouTube Kids

Is YouTube Kids really safe for kids? Learn more about this kid-targeted, but sometimes iffy, YouTube-lite app. 

Questions about TikTok? Here’s Common Sense Media’s ultimate guide for parents

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid?

A parents’ ultimate guide to Zoom

Learn more about the video-conferencing software that took the world by storm — until issues caused a backlash. 

Here’s how kids build character strength and life skills through quality media

By choosing movies, games and books geared toward your kid’s age and developmental stage, you can better support character lessons.

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