In March, 2017, about 1,000 parents/guardians of White Hill Middle Schoolers were emailed a survey link and asked to provide feedback about their children having cell/mobile phones. The survey covered topics such as, what motivated families to get or hold
Tips for Managing Fortnite.
Kids are going crazy for “Fortnite.” Here are some practical tips to manage it from Common Sense Media. Read Article
How to Block Explicit Content on Kids’ Devices
Here is a great article from Common Sense Media with tips on how to set up controls on various devices to help protect your kiddos from explicit content. But is also reminds us that the best protection is talking with
Book Review: You, Your Child, and School: Navigating Your Way to the Best Education
A renown British author Sir Ken Robinson, acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation”, writes with erudition and persuasion to the parents and educators on managing one’s child’s school years’ education.
Screentime, Devices + the Holidays
With the holidays underway, there will be lots of requests for the latest game, app and probably even a computer or cell phone too! We’ve gathered a lot of great resources to help you navigate technology decisions and find the
What Apple’s New iOS 12 Parental Controls Mean for You
With the latest release find out from Common Sense Media what you can do with the new Parent Control Features. Read Article
Getting a Grip on Screen Time and Parental Controls: A Resource Guide for Parents
There is no magic bullet to controlling what your children are exposed to on the web and how much access they have to technology but this comprehensive guide can help. But remember the best is still having open conversations with
Common Sense Media: Internet Safety
Privacy and Internet Safety The non-profit organization offers ‘essential family guides’ to apps and other digital media as well as a library of age-based and educational ratings and reviews for apps, websites, games, TV shows, movies, books and music. The
5 No-Phone Zones for Parents and Kids Alike
5 No-Phone Zones for Parents and Kids Alike As parents we are the most important role models for our kids. This article from The New York Times explores the importance of setting areas and times of day that are no-phone
5 Things to Think about before Buying your Child a Cell Phone
5 Things to Think about before Buying your Child a Cell Phone Recent CNN article (and video) on “5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone”
WebMD: Is Your Child Ready for a Cell phone?
Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone? Highlights the pros and cons, including health considerations, and concludes with suggested cell phone rules for kids.
Safe Search Kids
Safe Search Kids: cell phone tips This site is full of cell phone safety tips, especially if considering a smart phone for your teen. You can also find parent guides for social media, avoiding cyberbullying issues and the Internet.
Common Sense Media: Cell Phones
Common Sense Media Cell Phone Parenting The non-profit organization offers ‘essential family guides’ to apps and other digital media as well as a library of age-based and educational ratings and reviews for apps, websites, games, TV shows, movies, books and
www.screenagersmovie.com The Screenagers film website hosts a multitude of digital media resources such as screen time contracts, parenting apps, and Tech Talk Tuesday topics for your family.