Is It Time for Our Kids to Have a Cell Phone?

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels The purpose for having a phone contract is to make sure everyone in the family is on the same page and in agreement with cell phone expectations. The goals are to encourage relationship, conversation, and responsibility with and without devices. “Keep your … Continue reading Is It Time for Our Kids to Have a Cell Phone?

How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

By Jonathan McKee Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels Find four ways to connect with your tweens in the midst of 24/7 video game/social media accessibility. “Why does my son waste his life playing Fortnite? If I don’t monitor him, he’ll play for 12 hours straight!” “How can I get my daughter to realize … Continue reading How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

Understanding Apple’s ScreenTime” App By: Tony Bianco

Since the launch of iOS 12, Apple mobile devices have gotten a significant upgrade in the area of parental controls. Formerly known as, Restrictions, Apple has rebranded and revised the App to be known as ScreenTime.Parents welcome this change for many reasons, one being the feature of monitoring personal screen use. Whether you as a … Continue reading Understanding Apple’s ScreenTime” App By: Tony Bianco

Keeping the Castle Safe: Home Network Protection & Your Kids By Carol Cuppy

Criminals no longer need to break down the front door and walk into your house to have access to your bank accounts, medical records, even your family photos. They merely need to gain access to your technology. If your castle is not properly defended, these enemies can break in and conquer your kingdom in the … Continue reading Keeping the Castle Safe: Home Network Protection & Your Kids By Carol Cuppy

Protecting Our Kids from Harmful Entertainment By Carol Cuppy

Photo by John-Mark Smith from Pexels Teaching kids media discernment will protect them and teach them to make wise choices in what they watch. One way to protect our kids from watching harmful things is to restrict which shows are watched by using parental controls on content streaming services. Here is a list of the … Continue reading Protecting Our Kids from Harmful Entertainment By Carol Cuppy

Your Family and Technology by Empoweredhomes.org

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1HbpvB72yDINgNL4Fmykow Making good choices about technology is more than just using good internet filters and determining screen-time limits for our family. Brad Flurry, Joe Landi, and Bobby Cooley discuss how all families wrestle and struggle with technology. We provide some practical tools to help you make wise and responsible technology decisions in your home. Even … Continue reading Your Family and Technology by Empoweredhomes.org

Teach Children About Online Sexual Predators By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels Help protect your children from online sexual predators. No parent wants his or her child to become the victim of online sexual predators. But we can’t simply turn a blind eye and hope for the best. Technology keeps changing how our kids (and we!) interact with the world. Online sexual … Continue reading Teach Children About Online Sexual Predators By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Effective Parenting in a World of Technology

https://jimdaly.focusonthefamily.com/effective-parenting-in-a-world-of-technology/ Technology is wiring our children’s brains to believe five fundamental lies: I’m the center of the universe.I deserve to be happy all the time.I must have choices.I’m my own authority.I don’t need other people. What’s technology’s part? Eighty percent of a child’s ability to interact with the world around him develops after the child … Continue reading Effective Parenting in a World of Technology

Latest Trends in Apps, Social Media, and Technology by Kristin Smith

As a Millennial, I’ve grown up with technology by my side. Yes, I still remember dial-up. Yes, I used to have an AIM account. Yes, I remember the days that MySpace and Yahoo were popular. But even with all of the technology I did have, there was a lot I didn’t have. I didn’t get … Continue reading Latest Trends in Apps, Social Media, and Technology by Kristin Smith

Setting Healthy Limits for Technology by Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT

We’ve all been there, sitting at a restaurant, watching groups of people at a table, all focused on their smartphones instead of on one another. Or maybe we gaze over to see the driver beside us texting and accelerating at the same time, wondering if she’s aware that she’s just about to run into the … Continue reading Setting Healthy Limits for Technology by Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT