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The Trouble With Kids Video Apps

Today's kids video apps fail to provide a secure and educational environment for our children. Here's a glimpse at some of the serious problems with popular kids apps, and why many parents are looking for alternatives.

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What Makes a Good Kids App?

We wade through thousands upon thousands of apps, trying to determine which ones are appropriate for our children. Unfortunately there's no rating system in place for kids apps, and there's no shortage of worrisome content out there. It's up to us to take a good, hard look at the apps our families use.

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Parent's Guide to Kid-Proofing Your iPhone or iPad

As parents, we know the importance of preparing for every disaster, no matter how unlikely. That's why it's critical to take certain measures before handing your expensive iPhone or iPad into eager, little hands.

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How to Set Up Parental Controls on Your iPhone or iPad

Screen Time combines parental controls of the past with a few new tools. While powerful, Screen Time can be a little confusing to use. We'll show you how to set it up and unearth just how beneficial it is for parents.

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Your Child's Screen Time: Everything You Need to Know

So you purchased a new phone or tablet for your child and you're not sure how to deal with screen time. Or perhaps your child is acting out and you're worried the device is to blame. We get it. Parenting in a tech age is a tricky business.

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Manage Your Child's Screen Time With These Creative and Fun Techniques

Sometimes setting screen time rules in the home is easier said than done. Here are some of the most clever and interesting techniques parents are using to manage their child's screen time.

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Does Too Much Screen Time Make Children Addicted to Technology?

How much screen time is too much for children? While there are downsides to exposing your children to excessive amounts of screen time, will too much screen use make your child an addict? The answer may surprise you.

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10 Signs It's Time To Change Your Child's Screen Time and Habits

With the prevalence of technology and new digital content for kids, it's easy to understand why more families are incorporating screen time into their daily routines. Like with everything, though, too much can be a bad thing.

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Are Digital Assistants Like Alexa Safe For Children?

Do you hear Alexa's voice so often it sometimes feels like you have a new family member? You're not alone. But are digital assistants actually bad for kids? We dove in to deepen our understanding of how digital assistants impact our children's social skills, emotional and cognitive development, and privacy.

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Safe Sharing Tips for Parents on Social Media

With some feedback from your family and by utilizing some strategies to filter out who can see your updates, you may be able to safely share social media content about your children. We talk about the strategies you should use when sharing about your family on social media.

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How to Lock Your Child Into an iPhone App

We know that all sorts of bad things can happen when a child exits a kid-friendly app. From reset iOS settings to $200 in accidental purchases, the potential for your child to get into trouble seems limitless. We show you how to keep your child from leaving an app.

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Is It OK If My Child Watches the Same Kids Videos Over and Over Again?

Why do children feel the need to watch the same thing over and over again, and is it something you should be concerned about? We took to parenting websites and published studies to research this common question.

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5 Reasons Not to Post About Your Child on Social Media

As parents ourselves, we understand the desire to share about our families on social media. But how much sharing is too much, and can sharing on social media put children in danger? We look at five, not-so-obvious threats.

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How to Create Your Family Screen Plan

Here are the key considerations you should address when crafting your own family screen plan. We also offer links to interactive resources that make it easier to outline your family screen rules.

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5 Types of Kids Videos to Avoid

It's up to parents to review content and seek out trusted channels before allowing their children to start consuming kids videos. Here's what you may want to steer clear of when selecting what you want your children to watch, and why.

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Are My Kids Getting Too Much Screen Time?

As parents and caregivers building a kids video app like Jellies, screen time is an important consideration for us. AAP gives an idea of how often and for how long families should permit their children to interact with screens like tablets and smartphones.

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What Kids Videos Are Right for My Child?

How can parents like you know which kids videos are best for your children? The question is becoming more of an issue as children have greater access to content on smartphones and tablets.

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