Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Twitch

Is Twitch safe for kids? Here’s everything you need to know about this massively popular gaming and livestreaming platform. Article originally published by Commonsensemedia.org in May 2019. Common Sense Media provide a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed are the writer’s own. The Internet trend that baffles most parents isn’t … Continued

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5 Sacred Family Screen-Free Spaces

“Our approach is balance: the appropriate and positive use of devices, but with sacred spaces and tech-free zones.” – Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media. It’s no secret kids are spending more time on screens. But what about their parents? Common Sense Media resolved to find out! They surveyed more than 1,700 parents of … Continued

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School-Year Screen-Time Rules from a Teacher

Take it from a middle school teacher and mom: Kids need to manage their online activities — and parents need to help them do it. Article originally published by Commonsensemedia.org in September 2018 as part of Common Sense Media’s Parent Voices series, which provides a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed … Continued

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How to Set Screen Rules That Stick

Easy tips for limiting kids’ computer, TV, game, and movie time. Article originally published by Commonsensemedia.org in January 2018. In many homes, getting kids to turn off their cell phones, shut down the video games, or quit YouTube can incite a revolt. And if your kids say they need to be online for schoolwork, you may not know when the research stops and … Continued

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