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When parents or other caregivers have different screen time and social media rules, it can be confusing and frustrating- for the kids and for everyone else involved. We asked some parents and tech experts how spouses, exes, and other guardians can agree to set screen time, social media, and technology rules.
We asked 11 experts their tips and thoughts on how to teach teens to stop doomscrolling, look for the positives, and teach them to recognize the negative impacts of news and social media.
The dangers of sexting are vast and can truly damage a teen or tweens’ future. It’s important to have a talk early and as soon as your child has access to a smartphone or tablet.
The Among Us app is an online, multiplayer game that can be played with friends or strangers. It’s a social dedication game filled with teamwork, betrayal, and mild violence. There are some risks parents should know about for younger players.
Searching for someone on Google is now the norm, whether it’s for college admissions, a business deal, a job opportunity, or just basic information. Seven experts share how to improve personal Google search results so you can protect your reputation and land that future opportunity.
The Walkie Talkie app turns phones and tablets into a two-way radio for free. It sounds innocent enough, but there are some stranger dangers and privacy issues parents and educators should be aware of.
FOMO is fear of missing out and as teens scroll through social media, it’s worse than ever. Learn 10 tips on how FOMO impacts students and how you can help your tweens and teens avoid it.
Digital devices pose a serious risk on the road for young drivers. Learn 11 tips for discussing driving safety and the risks of using cell phones while behind the wheel.
“Sadfishing” is an online trend where students go fishing for attention on social media by posting their problems or emotions. The SmartSocial.com Team asked 8 experts to weigh in on the dangers of sadfishing and how students can discuss their feelings in a healthier way.
A common mistake teens make is oversharing online when they first start gaining access to social media. Learn what students should focus their social media posts around, how students can consistently clean up their social media, steps to protect students before they gain access to social media, and more.
With kids getting access to social media earlier and earlier, it’s important that they understand and practice proper online etiquette. 14 experts weigh in on how to teach your children to develop proper internet comment etiquette.
Although social media allows you to connect with like-minded people from all over the world, every comment or photo you post could potentially harm your reputation later on in life. This is where a social media clean up comes in handy. In this post, 20 experts share their best tips.
Social media and online advertisements can have a major impact on a child’s self-image. And younger children might not even be able to tell the difference between an advertisement from their favorite TV show or app. So, we asked 12 experts to share advice on teaching kids about advertising.
The Wink app connects users with people they don’t know. This app guide explains how Wink works and why it could be dangerous for tweens and teens.
Suicide is a tough topic to discuss with children, but it’s a subject that is too important to ignore. In this post, learn 11 ways parents can talk about suicide and depression with their children.
The TikTok app is a social network for making and sharing short videos. It’s now the top most downloaded app in the world. There are a number of parental controls parents should be aware of – in addition to many safety and privacy concerns.
Learn the best digital tips, tools, and apps that can help students on the Autism Spectrum thrive at school and at home.
The Triller app is a social media network where users can make and share videos. The app has a large song library and uses custom algorithms to easily edit clips.
By creating a system to earn a virtual allowance for kids, parents can help their children develop healthy behaviors while also teaching them financial responsibility. We asked 10 experts to share their best advice on setting up a virtual allowance for kids.