by on 04-11-2021

7 tips to be a role model of healthy technology to your kids Most parents fear they are setting a bad example in front of their children when it comes to technology use, and they are right. Sadly, it is often our children who are the first to let us know we’re spending too much time on… Read more

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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

by on 02-07-2021

Is Marco Polo safe for kids? What parents need to know about this ‘built to be good for you’ video messaging app.  Marco Polo RatingsApple: 4+Android: PEGI 3 (suitable for all ages)Common Sense: 13+Qustodio: 13+ or 10+ with parental supervision Marco Polo, is one of many communication apps along the lines of Zoom, Houseparty and SnapChat to… Read more

by on 02-04-2021

Following the staggering surge in popularity of Chromebooks in recent months, many parents like you have been requesting help to supervise their children’s devices. Unsurprisingly, this was mainly due to an unprecedented increase in homeschooling, and we were only too happy to oblige.  After some careful planning and investigation, Qustodio is pleased to confirm it has extended… Read more

by on 01-26-2021

Current data protection laws by themselves are not enough. Here’s what every parent needs to know to help keep their kids’ identity safe online. Most parents today were able to grow up without a digital record of their childhood. Their children, however, will not. Kids today, and of the future, will be tied to their online identities.… Read more