Technology & Family

For Kids, How Much Screen Time is Too Much?
A great video to help families manage screen time at home.

Common Sense Media
Everyone has questions about how technology affects our lives. The Common Sense Media website has information on all of the most popular topics. Below is a list of several parental concerns that might interest you. Check out their entire website for information on all kinds of technology issues.

Screen Time
Setting screen-time limits -- and helping kids moderate their own habits -- are all about finding the right balance for your family's needs and lifestyle. We offer advice for creating a realistic schedule, setting age-appropriate guidelines on TV time, finding the first websites for young kids to use, handling violent media, and managing kids' cell phone use.

Once kids go online, their chances of finding cyberbullies, haters, and trolls is, sadly, quite high. Find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles to help with tough conversations -- whether your kid is a bully or is being bullied. We answer all your cyberbullying questions, offering age-appropriate advice, school resources, and more from parents and experts.

Technology Addiction
Are today's kids addicted to technology? Are we? From smart phones to social media to video-games, media and tech have become a huge part of our families' lives. The ability to be constantly connected can affect schoolwork, relationships, and concentration. The challenge is figuring out how to get the most from technology without letting it get out of control. Learn more about how to identify problematic media use, the downfalls of multitasking, finding balance, and what to do if you have serious concerns. Explore questions about this topic by age level or see answers to the most popular questions!