Group of students looking at a computer monitor together.

As schools become more tech-savvy, kids are spending more time at computers, on tablets, and otherwise working with screens. But should that count as “screen time” for parents’ purposes? It depends on how much time is spent, and why you’re concerned.

A group of school kids play on their phones as they lean against a wood fence

For many kids across countries, August or September means back to school. The transition from lazy summer days to studious school routines might be a tough adjustment for kids—especially those who favored screens over other forms of entertainment. Gone are the days and nights of gaming, chatting and watching videos

Young teen leaning against a brick building looking at his phone.

Snapchat hasn’t endeared itself to parents, with features like Snapstreaks that encourage using the app mindlessly. But a new addition, Yolo, is only going to make that dislike more intense. Here’s what you need to know about Yolo.

cell phone tracking

Today, the average child receives their first cellphone when they are 10 years old. If you aren’t monitoring your child’s cell phone usage, you could be leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks and other unwanted activity. Nowadays, most cell phone providers give customers the option to set certain permissions on

Group of children exiting a school bus.

It’s almost time to head back to school, and for kids, that’s always going to be something of an adjustment. But one area you might see particular pushback is with tightening up the rules on screen time again. Here’s how to limit tears and arguments when it’s time to pick up books.

When you set rules for kids and their phones, it’s good to back it up with parental control apps. Device management for iPhones allows families to better enforce the rules, and gives you more flexibility than Apple’s parental controls. Here’s what you need to know about keeping iPhone usage to a healthy level, while teaching your children better online safety.

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