Prince Harry recently shared his major concern with video gaming and Fortnite in particular. At an event at the YMCA in London, he said game companies are working “to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible.” He spoke about having friends who are struggling with their children over the game. […]
There is no question in my mind that, on average, the most challenging years to parent around screen time is in middle school. It can take a caregiver on a brutal emotional rollercoaster ride. Three years ago, researchers at Arizona State University published a study in Developmental Psychology where they surveyed more than 2,200 mothers […]
The wildly popular TikTok app – which many describe as a hybrid of Snapchat, Vine and karaoke – is meant to be lighthearted and fun. But with such a young user base, is the app doing enough to keep them safe? NBC’s Savannah Sellers reports for TODAY.
There are so many reasons why for many youth screen time has crowded out activities and interactions that would benefit them—in other words, why they are experiencing excessive screen time. One of the reasons is the inner discomfort that many parents (and teachers) feel from saying “no” to their children and teens. Saying no and […]
As a society everyone is enamored with their devices. So much that according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, they reported in 2017 that 5,984 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. Because of fatalities caused by distracted cell phone users. If you haven’t noticed when you’re out in public, most people are focused on a […]
Medical and academic professionals agree that excessive screen time for children is unhealthy, for several reasons. In recent studies, psychologists have observed that too much screen time, in fact, is dangerous for kids. Excessive screen time has led to unhealthy attachments to technology. The overuse of devices and technology have been linked to impairing the […]
Raising kids today during the peak of the digital era, along with the explosive growth of technology, can be tricky. Do we really know how much time our kids spend on their devices? Probably not! Today’s younger generation is being exposed to excessive hours of screen time. Between computers and tablets at school, to gaming […]
Energy Day started in Houston to show the children of the Houston Independent School District how studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) could lead to really cool job with fun companies in the energy industry. With a national laboratory, various types of energy production along with colleges and universities focused on STEM subjects and […]
Thanks to all of the changemakers working to create learning environments free from cell phone distractions, so many great things are happening in our schools. I want to tell you about real-life examples inspired by Screenagers’ AwayForTheDay.org, last week’s USA Today article about it, and some new resources on AwayForTheDay.org. But first, a huge shout […]
For as many parental guides as there are about monitoring your kids’ technology, you’ll find an equal number of guides of how to sneak around parental controls. Here is an important video (posted by a teen) on how to hide apps from your parents.