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Technology & Kids

In today's world, technology is unavoidable. It's everywhere. Our children depend on it for their education, social interactions, and entertainment. As parents, we're constantly trying to find that balance of allowing kids to stay socially connected and current with technology, while also making sure they're not overusing it or engaging in risky behavior.

It can be very difficult to find the right balance when your child constantly wants to engage in things like gaming and social media. Since most parents didn't grow up with this technology, it can be hard to see eye-to-eye with your child.

In the articles below, you'll find tips on how to keep kids safe online and how to set rules and structure around appropriate technology usage.

Keeping Kids Safe from Predators Online and Offline

4 Steps to Managing Your Child's Screentime

Screen Time: Using Technology as a Consequence or Reward for Your Child

Cyberbullying: What Every Parent Should Know

Bullying incidents are no longer limited to the playground or the locker room. Cyberbullying, the latest form of bullying sweeping across middle and high schools, is pervasive. And the recent rash of suicides by kids who’ve been mercilessly cyberbullied certainly sets off alarm bells. Keeping up with technology can seem overwhelming and induce a sense... Read more »

Keeping Kids Safe from Predators Online and Offline

Jerry Sandusky. Michael Jackson. Mary Kay Letourneau. All of these individuals were accused and/or convicted of committing unspeakable crimes against children. While certainly upsetting, these high profile cases are a good opportunity to spark a conversation with your kids about staying safe, as parents are the first and most powerful... Read more »

4 Steps to Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

Is it just me or does it seem like children have lost their playfulness? Many of us can recall summer days spent playing games outside with friends, riding bikes, playing hopscotch, or making forts in the woods. Now, though, it seems that most kids prefer to lead a wired existence, constantly ... Read more »