What should Parents Know about the Mobile Games their Children are Playing?

Children can spend dozens of hours per week, sometimes even what amounts to whole days, playing mobile games. Apart from paying close attention to the time children spend on mobile games, we always try to remind parents to keep an eye at the other risks involved in mobile gaming and gaming in general.

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When children block (and Why it’s Probably a Good Thing)

Parental monitoring app for blocking

Blocking, on most social media platforms and apps, means to completely hide someone from your feed. You won’t see the blocked person and that person won’t see you. It is the ultimate way to avoid or hide from someone. Sounds extreme? Well, kids do it A LOT.

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How to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus (and any other future panic-inducing pandemics)

talking to children about the coronavirus

The Coronavirus epidemic has been grabbing a lot of attention recently, raising many concerns worldwide.  As you’re reading this, you’re probably concerned about the virus yourself, even outside of China. Considering the rumors, stories, videos and social media attention to the virus, it’s hard to blame kids for taking part in the collective anxiety. If you haven’t discussed this recent outbreak with your child yet, you’ll probably find yourself in that situation soon enough. Children will have questions and may worry about this new disease, and it is our job, as parents, to help them manage their anxieties.

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Should you sign a phone contract with your child?

child's phone contract

Phone contracts between parents and children are becoming ubiquitous. They can be found on the Internet, in schools, and probably even among your neighbors. Behind every such contract we find a young child, asking for a phone, and a parent who wishes to give her one, but is wary of the consequences.

Should you consider jotting down a contract with your child before handing that first phone? And what should that contract contain?

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Parents’ Guide to Twitch

Twitch is where people go to watch live streams of other people play video games. That’s the cliffs notes version, but that version doesn’t really do justice to the cultural phenomena that is Twitch.tv.
Let’s talk about why and how Twitch became popular, and how parents can make sure it’s safe for their children.

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