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Screen-time rules according to a teacher

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Take it from a schoolteacher and mom: Kids need to manage their online activities - and parents need ...

Where kids find hate speech online (plus 8 conversation starters)

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Help kids recognise and reject racist-, sexist-, homophobic-, and religion-based hate content...

It’s not your kids, it’s you (5 ways to save yourself from device addiction)

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Shut down your device once and for all with these doable tips and tricks...

How movies can build kids’ characters (plus the ones that do it well)

Posted on August 1, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Discover the secret to picking movies that strengthen character traits and life skills, from curiosity to courage to ...

Tips for easing your teen’s social media anxiety

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Fear of missing out (FOMO) can make social media-using teens feel stressed. Here's how you can help...

Let’s talk about ‘sexting’

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Kids may 'sext' to show off or prove their love. How to discuss the consequences...

A new parent’s guide to social media

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Common Sense Media

With so many options for bragging, sharing, and finding support when it comes to kids, navigating the ever-shifting ...

9 Ways to lure your teen back to books

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Practical ideas to help lure your teens back to books...

Raising an optimistic child in a pessimistic world (6 ways to find the silver lining in every cloud)

Posted on July 12, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Show kids that the tools for a positive outlook are well within their reach...

6 Ways to help your kids resist the ‘Photoshop effect’

Posted on July 8, 2019 by Common Sense Media

The ugly truth behind pretty pictures...

Practical tips for easing teens’ social media anxiety

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Fear of missing out can make social media-using teens feel stressed. Here's how you can help...

Media tips for babies and toddlers

Posted on June 21, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Want to stimulate your baby's brain? Make a media plan that balances your children's real-life day with quality ...

5 Secrets of a healthy family media diet

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Common Sense Media

You balance their meals, so why not their media?...

‘Mom-ing’ it online (how social media can both help and hurt your momhood)

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Does social media ever get you down?...

How I got my toddler back on books after she got a taste of screen time

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as 'Frozen'...

How to raise a happy child in the digital age

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Common Sense Media

We need to rewrite the rules for the digital age...

How to manage your family’s screen-time use

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Common Sense Media

How to protect sleep, attention and family relationships...

5 Important ways that moms influence their kids

Posted on May 27, 2019 by Common Sense Media

They have your sense of humour, your mannerisms - and many of the attitudes and ideas you pass ...

Parents: Why watching TV and movies is better together

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Co-viewing tips to promote learning and bonding...

Parents: How to balance media time with real time

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Young kids learn how to use technology by watching their parents, so model healthy habits early by balancing ...

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