is your child ready…

…for purchasing your kid's first cell phone. perhaps the hardest technological decision parents will make is when to purchase their child a smartphone. only YOU can accurately gauge when your child is ready for their own smartphone…

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internet safety tips

keeping kids safe online can feel like a daunting task – especially when 95% of teens have access to a smartphone and go online frequently…

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detox from social media

how many times have you found yourself in the dark, scrolling through Twitter or Facebook feeds until it's past your bedtime? do you find yourself checking into your favorite social media platform multiple times throughout the day

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how to talk about sexting

talking to your kids about sexting can feel awkward for all involved but it’s an important conversation to have especially since teen sexting is on the rise…

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long term negative effects of sexting

with one in five teens admitting to having sent or received sexually explicit messages or photos -- creating a concern for parents. What may seem like innocent sexual exploration in teens can actually have long-term, negative and potentially devastating consequences…

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cyberbullying

what many parents sometimes are unaware is that access to these devices has the potential to create a dangerous scenario for children and teens; cyberbullying

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ways to stop cyberbullying

gone are the days of prank calls and exclusion from the lunch table; with the aid of technology, kids today contend with being bullied anytime and anywhere. vigilant and informed parents are better prepared, so we’re sharing proven ways to stop cyberbullying, should your child ever become a target…

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my child saw pornography

if your child has accidentally been exposed to pornography, it's normal to feel upset and concerned. as a parent, thinking of your child viewing online pornography is uncomfortable and scary. the reality is though, it's not a matter of IF your child will view pornographic material, it's a matter of WHEN…

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do i have a pornography addiction?

if your porn use is starting to take over daily thoughts and real-life interactions, you might begin to wonder if you have an addiction to pornography. pornography addiction, or watching porn to the extent that it impacts other areas of your life, can afflict people of all ages, impacting not only you but your loved ones as well…

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your digital footprint

do your teens know that every time they go online they leave a digital footprint or trail, like cookie crumbs leading from the kitchen to their bedroom? the only difference: these trails of crumbs will never be erased and could either hurt or help them later in life...

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screen time

screen time is almost as hotly debated in homes as it is in the media and while it may be difficult to find what works best for your family, having the right rules in place can help the whole family enjoy screen time even more…

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why parental control software

you’re not alone if it feels like every week you’re reading more in the news about parental controls and screen time. parental control software allows parents to manage and have visibility into what their kids are doing online…

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why limit internet time after school

society as a whole is navigating the new landscape of children’s free time in a high-tech world, and parents are often left wondering: what is the best way to let my kids use and learn from technology, while also keeping them safe?

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why you need a family contract

many families feel their relationships with their kids strained by excessive technology and media usage. it’s natural in today’s world, where every person – adults and kids – have connected smart devices. and just like any another obstacle, you need the right tools to help you manage…

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