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Simple Ways for Limiting Your Child’s Screen Time

These days, kids are getting access to smartphones and iPads at an early age. According to the AACAP, on average kids ages, 8-12 spend 4-6 hours a day using screens while teens spend up to 9 hours. This can cause negative side effects. Research suggests that excess screen time can be linked to obesity, irregular sleep patterns, behavioral problems, and impaired performance at school.

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Teaching English Online from Home for Parents

In the last two years, the whole world has learned to adapt to new situations and face unexpected obstacles with creativity and ingenuity. Education is one of the industries that has had to be particularly quick and efficient with its changes,  with the help of modern technology. It is because of this, perhaps, that many parents have decided to have the best of both worlds and to bring up their children while working from home (WFH) and taking full control of their lives by being their own bosses.

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Secure Your Child’s Online Gaming – Tips For Parents

Online gaming is a popular pastime in different parts of the world. The average household in the US owns at least one dedicated game console, PC, or smartphone, according to data from the Entertainment Software Association. While online gaming provides quality social interaction, there is a darker side. There are many concerns when it comes to playing video games online, ranging from cyberbullying to internet predators.

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How to Monitor Your Child’s Smartphone Use

Kids are using smartphones at earlier ages these days. With this increased use comes understandable concern from parents worried that their children may get into trouble or experience other issues while using their smartphones. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to help to ensure that your child engages in responsible behavior when using a smartphone. Here are five ways that you can monitor your child’s smartphone use.

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4 Tips for Setting Up a Kid-Safe Laptop

As kids get older, they become more exposed to technology including laptops. Using a laptop or computer and with help from the Internet, they can access a lot of information, including unhealthy ones. Nowadays, it’s okay for kids to use laptops for school and for entertainment. Unfortunately, they are exposed not only to useful information online but also adult content, obscene language, violence, and even cyberbullying. Parents can avoid exposure to these by setting up a kid-safe device. There are helpful resources like Fancy Appliance that can help you find laptops that are easy for kids and families to use, and here are 4 tips for setting up your laptop to ensure your kids can browse safely.  

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Improve Kids’ Digital Safety with a Monitoring App

All parents, with even a basic knowledge of the threats posed by digital technologies to their children, are concerned. Some parents even go to extreme lengths, such as seizing digital devices from their children. Cyberbullying, loss of privacy, online scams, identity theft, device use habits, exposure to inappropriate content, and contact with cyber predators are serious dangers. It is understandable why parents resort to extreme measures. However, such an approach is counterproductive because technologies such as smartphones, social media, internet connectivity, and digital entertainment are an essential component of a child’s life.