Learn more to help you and your family make informed decisions.
- National Day of Unplugging is a 24-hour global respite from technology. It highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices to connect with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities in real-time. 2018 dates are sundown March 9 - March 5. We have partnered with them and provided these Off the Grid Box sample cards to help you unplug.
- Common Sense and the Center for Humane Technology have formed a partnership to protect young minds from digital manipulation and exploitation. Read their Roadmap for Kids Digital Well-Being with insightful stats on this growing concern.
- Psychology Today released an article on why technology makes it hard to raise mentally strong kids. Read their 5 key takeaways here.
- Listen to this interview between NPR's Here & Now & the news editor at WIRED discussing how parents are trying to unwire their kids from too much technology.
- Guidance for healthy smart phone use and warning signs of overuse.
- Do you know what apps your children are using? A guide to what parents will (or should) be anxiously monitoring.
- Devorah Heitner, PhD is the founder of Raising Digital Natives, a resource for parents and educators seeking advice on how to help children thrive in the digital world.
- The family dinner project is a growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter.
- Common Sense Media rates, educates and advocates for kids, families and schools, as well as provides guidance and reviews of movies, games, apps and more.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics announces new recommendations for children's media use.
- The Federal Trade Commission provides tips to help protect kids online. The opportunities kids have to socialize online come with benefits and risks. Adults can help reduce this risks by talking to kids about making safe and responsible decisions.
- October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. We have made a few cards available for free to help you give your children strategies for avoiding or deflecting cyberbullying.
- Staysafe.org: guide on Internet Safety for Teens: https://www.staysafe.org/teens/