Category Archives: Children and internet safety

8 Ways to get Kids to put their phones down

phoneSummer is here. Children are out of school. That means kids have more free time which equals more screen time. Studies are showing that increased screen time for children is linked to increased depression and other mental health issues.

Educate Empower Kids recently posted this blog about 8 ways to help reduce screen time. We especially like #2 because it fosters a discussion about screen time, why limits are important, and makes them a part of the solution.

Take a minute read the blog then put Your Phone down and go for #3 – a Family dinner with no phones.

 

Children and Dangerous Apps

kidphone

 

The only thing that changes faster than children is the internet.

 

Do you know?

Juggling family, work and life well is a challenge. Keeping your children safe on the internet can be a full-time job. Luckily, there are resources available to help. It truly takes a village to raise a child.

Marina Spears published a blog post on dangerous apps in 2018. She highlights information on the following apps:

along with a class of apps that cloak other apps and a reminder about the continued inherent dangers in traditional social media apps. Take a moment and read her blog.

Talk with your children, set limits, continue to develop awareness and educate them are keys to successfully navigating the internet.