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.
The world is a lot different now than it used to be. We have so much information right at our fingertips; if you have a question, you can find an instant answer. Need a recipe? Just look one up online. Not sure what the answer is to that trivia question you heard a few days ago? A quick online search on your phone will return the answer. Want to know what your child is doing on their phone, or who they are talking to? Well, that one gets a bit more complicated.Continue reading
It seems that no matter where you look these days, you will encounter some form of online social media, from Facebook to Twitter, Snapchat to Instagram, and everything in between. We are constantly surrounded by social media. It can be a bit intimidating and frightening when you allow your child to get their first phone knowing what all is out there. This social media parent’s guide will help you navigate the “do”s and “don’t”s of online usage.Continue reading
Parents, prepare to become monster slayers! While Halloween is an awesome celebration for most, there are some who are already sharpening their parenting tools in preparation for the four big monsters who lurk at October’s end. Read our tips on how to beat those big-baddies.Continue reading
Lively dinner table conversation holds some incredible benefits for young children and teens, but any parent will tell you how difficult it is to actually get the conversation ball rolling. Luckily, there are some true and tested ways to build a sturdy foundation for engaging dinner time chat.Continue reading
As parents, we can’t help but be concerned about the technology our children are using. That’s 100% natural. However, it is important to remember that technology is not all bad.Continue reading
What should parents know about Amino? Read this parent’s guide to Amino to find out what you should know if your child is using this popular social app.Continue reading
The talk all parents should have with their children, and preferably more than once – rules and guidelines for staying safe and guarding your privacy online.Continue reading
Yubo is a social network app, dedicated to helping users find and chat with new online friends. What should parents know about it? And how can parents monitor Yubo?Continue reading
Many parents decide to read their children’s text messages in order to protect them. That’s, obviously, perfectly fine. Parents have a right to protect their children from online dangers, and that is one way to do that.Continue reading
Parenting advice is like opinions – everybody’s got one, but the best ones are data-based.Continue reading
Kik, and should you allow your child to use it?
Read our parent’s guide to Kik
Let’s face it, electronics are taking over and fewer children are playing outside. We all know that staying active is important for preventing health problems such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, but beyond that, it helps improve mood and sleep, and builds strong muscles and bones. In fact, children ages 6 and over need at least an hour of physical activity every day.Continue reading