by on 05-17-2021

Tips on how to protect your tweens and teens and talk to them about the legal and emotional risks of sharing sexual content online What is sexting?Sexting is a combination of sex and texting. Sexting stands for the act of sending sexual or erotic text messages or emails and it often also involves sending nude or seminude… Read more


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by on 05-13-2021

Help setting common screen time rules with your ex Parenting today is hard. And co-parenting is even harder. It’s difficult enough for two parents in the same house to agree on what the rules should be, and it’s arguably twice as hard for divorced or separated parents in different homes. In terms of screen time, two homes… Read more


by on 04-27-2021

What parents need to know about this live-streaming app, from its Bits to its Whispers.  Twitch App RatingsQustodio: 13+ with co-watching, 15+ with an understanding of online risks  Apple: 17+ (Offers in-app purchases)Android: ! (Parental Guidance)Common Sense: 15+ (Some iffy content) Amazon-owned Twitch has exploded in popularity over the past few years and now averages 26.5 million daily… Read more


by on 04-20-2021

How to help children on the autism spectrum benefit from the positives of technology and avoid common screen time problems It’s no secret that kids struggle to keep their screen time to a reasonable amount every day without extra supervision and encouragement. This is even more often the case for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).… Read more


by on 04-07-2021

One year ago we released our first annual report on children’s digital habits based on app activity during most of 2019. We also gave an early preview of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic hit and made an immediate impact on screen time. In last year’s research, we analyzed four app categories – online video, social media, gaming… Read more


by on 03-16-2021

Is Free Fire safe for kids? What parents need to know about this ‘mobile game of the year’.  App RatingsQustodio: 18+ Apple: 12+Android: PEGI 12 (shows violence of a slightly more graphic nature towards fantasy characters or non-realistic violence towards human-like characters)Common Sense: 18+ Garena Free Fire, usually referred to as Free Fire or FF, was one… Read more


by on 03-08-2021

How digital devices harm your child’s sleep and health, and 4 easy tips for creating better sleep habits It’s no secret that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things we can do for our brains and bodies. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that up to 50% of children and 40% of… Read more


by on 02-25-2021

There are no two ways about it: if you are a parent and your child has access to the internet, you need a parental control. Even if you are really, really strict at home, let’s face it: nowadays it’s become virtually impossible to impose a complete ban on the online world. Today’s kids are surrounded by all… Read more


by on 02-15-2021

How parents can recognize, reduce, and manage anxiety in children and teens As the coronavirus pandemic continues, anxiety levels continue to run high for children and adults alike. Both anecdotal and research evidence point to increasing levels of anxiety for children and teens during this difficult period. In my clinic I am seeing many more children and… Read more