Is there a surefire way to find out if an app is safe for children? While no social media or any other social app can truly be 100% safe, there are a few precautions parents can take to protect their children and find out if a certain app is dangerous for children. We promise it won’t take long.
Give them more space to make mistakes, and don’t just tell them they’re amazing. Building a child’s self-esteem often feels counter-intuitive, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things a parent can do.
So, you bought your child’s first mobile phone, and now you’re searching for the best possible parental controls out there, the ultimate parenting app, to protect your child from everything lurking on the other side of the screen. How can you make sure you pick the right app, and not regret your choice?
A horrible scenario for a parent: your teen took an inappropriate photo of themselves, which intentionally or unintentionally got sent to someone.Children make mistakes, but there are ways to act quickly and correct them.
Cultures of Dignity is an incredible organization, and their work with young people – empowering them, understanding them and giving them the tools to navigate the challenges of young adulthood – is truly inspiring! Their blog post, about their reasons for partnering with Jiminy, is extremely touching and motivating – we’ve succeeded in helping parents and children bridge gaps created by technology!
Bullying is a complicated and painful matter, and finding out about it is just the first step towards solving the problem. Read this list of articles, and find out which parental monitoring app can help the most.
It can often be difficult to find 1-on-1 time with your child, but doing so doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Even 5 or 10 minutes of quality will allow you to check in and make your child feel special.
While it’s certainly not as popular with children as it once were, you’ll be surprised by the number of kids who still occasionally hang out on Facebook. While most parents won’t need any introduction to Facebook, we feel our series of guides won’t be complete without the most popular social network in the world. If you feel you don’t really need this guide, perhaps you’ll find the previous installments more helpful: A Parent’s Guide to Social Media: Snapchat A Parent’s Guide to Social Media: Instagram
According to stopbullying.gov, cyberbullying is “bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets”. But in today’s technologically-centered society, that could mean… well, anything.
Sexting, or the sending of nude or semi-nude pictures of oneself through digital means, didn’t exist when we were growing up. Therefore, many of us are shocked when we discover just how prevalent it is, and wonder why would any child, especially ours, do such a thing.
Transitions are tough for any kid, but especially the one to middle school. Elementary school often provides the security and care that a young child needs. Going to middle school means new people, a different routine, and a very different lifestyle.
Let’s face it – as parent, we’d all like to say that we know it all and have everything under control. But the increasing smartphone and social media usage in recent years has left many of us in the dark. What is really going on in our children’s lives?