It’s important for parents to learn how to talk to their children about social media and body image, create a supportive environment, and teach them how to avoid the negative effects of social media. So, we asked 3 experts to their best tips for parents
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Before giving them access to social media or their own device, it’s important to talk about internet safety for kids. Regular and casual conversations can help your student develop healthy screen time behaviors before they even start creating accounts on social media. Get conversations starters and tips for elementary students.
Rules of Survival is a battle royale style game, similar to Fortnite. Up to 300 people play until there is only 1 player left. Parents should be aware that children can talk to other players in the game, some of the character’s outfits are suggestive, and there are in-app purchases.
Like most hobbies, playing videos games can be safe in moderation. However, younger students who have not yet developed the ability to self-regulate their behavior need guidance and support to develop those skills. Learn the negative effects of video games and how you can protect your children.
Apple introduced a new feature called Screen Time which is the first effort from a major manufacturer to promote positive screen time behaviors. We created this Apple Screen Time Guide for Parents to help you learn how to use this new feature and keep your students safe on.
New social media statistics from Common Sense Media shed light on teens’ changing social media habits. It will come as no surprise to many parents that teen social media has increased dramatically. Understanding the trends of teen social media use will help your student build a positive digital foot.
Instagram is one of the most popular apps with students between the ages of 8-18. Update February 18, 2019 about the pressures of Instagram on those your student’s may follow/admire (source): Instagram Influencers are turning to life coaches to help them deal with the pressures of forging a career on social media. Very few people […]
We asked 5 experts to their best tips parents can use to limit screen time. Learn how you can create a daily routine for your family, how to encourage your students to earn screen time, how to mo positive behaviors, how to take a social media break, and .
We asked 15 social media safety experts to their best tips for students who want to start using social media responsibly. Learn how logging time spent on social media, teaching accountability, thinking before posting, and can help students become good digital citizens.
Sometimes monitoring your student on can feel like you’re being overprotective, but according to a recent statistic from GuardChild 43% of teens say they would change their on behavior if they knew that their parents were watching them. So, it’s important for parents to monitor kids on.
Does your family need a digital detox? Do your kids always pick up their phone when they’re bored? In this episode, Josh sat down with Jill Simonian, TV Host & Entertainment Journalist turned Parenting Lifestyle Contributor, to talk about the negative impact screen time can have on students.
Since employers checking social media before hiring an applicant is becoming increasingly common, a social media mistake can come back to haunt you years later when you’re filling out dozens of job applications. So, it’s important to be prepared before applying to your first job.
The Private Photo Calculator App was extremely popular in 2016. There are now hundreds of apps that allow students to hide their inappropriate photos behind an innocent loing calculator app (or another style of app that los innocent). These apps are popular because they help a student to hide their behavior from their parents.
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, 6 experts their best tips.
Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app for gamers. Even though the Discord Chat app has built-in safety features, it’s important for parents to be aware that the app can still be dangerous for students. Learn how to keep your family safe on the Discord app.
Our Parent App Guides are based on real questions we get from parents and educators all over the world. Instead of keeping our research private, we our Parent App Guides with our audience to help them keep their family safe on.
As parents, it’s important to talk to your children about the dark side of social media before they learn about it from untrusted (or dangerous) sources. So, we asked 5 experts to ways parents can talk to their kids about the dark side of social media.
With constant access the internet, it can be difficult to know when you’ve developed an addiction and need to take a social media break. Learn how taking a social media break can help you get into a positive mindset, be productive, and avoid comparing yourself to others on.
Similar to the Blue Whale Challenge, the Momo Challenge is a dangerous viral social media trend with teens and tweens. The challenge encourages students to contact an unknown person called “Momo” via . Throughout the challenge, students are sent violent and graphic content and a series of dangerous tasks.
This week we sat down with Caro Leach who writes, researches, and speaks about why professionals need a social media strategy for their career. In this episode we discuss the power of , when students should make a profile, and how they can use to enhance their resume.