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4 Important Rules for Your Child's Screen Time

Want to start introducing your child to technology but unsure where to begin? These four rules will help you set boundaries for your child's screen time use. They take into account professional recommendations as well as lessons learned from parents like you!

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How to Find a Kids Video App Appropriate for Your Child's Age

A lot of apps don't do a good job of separating content for kids from everything else. Others are dedicated to kids, but don't distinguish between videos meant for toddlers and videos meant for older kids and pre-teens. So, out of all the apps with kids videos, how do you pick the one that's best for your child's age?

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10 Questions to Ask Before Installing That New Kids Video App

There's a lot to consider before introducing your child to a new app. While there are some gems in the app stores, (have you heard of Jellies?), too many kids video apps don't provide enough value for children. Some even go so far as to try to sell things to your child or put their safety at risk.

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How Do I Know If an App Protects My Child's Privacy?

Thanks to laws that help protect children online, parents shouldn't worry about their child's privacy on apps, right? Wrong. Despite COPPA, not all apps protect their young users' personal information. In fact, the problem might be more widespread than you think.

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What Every Parent Should Know About COPPA

You may have heard of COPPA in passing, but most parents don't understand the power it provides them. With COPPA, parents get almost full control over the information websites and apps collect about their children. This is important now more than ever as children interact with websites and apps on an increasingly daily basis.

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Everything Parents Need to Know About Children and Technology

Technology plays a role in our children's lives now more than ever. While there's not a lot known about the long-term effects of technology on young children, parenting advocates and researchers are starting to notice some changes in the way children think, feel, and interact with others in the tech age.

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Will Technology Make My Child Obese? (And Other Physical Development Concerns)

Statistics show that about one in five American children and teens are overweight or obese. While health advocates agree that a number of factors contribute to the rise in obesity in children, technology is drawing more attention as a potential threat to children's physical health.

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Technology and Your Child's Emotions

Ahh, the tech tantrum. Chances are you've experienced the angry, sad, frustrated, outrageous outburst that sometimes occurs when you try to take the iPhone or iPad away from your children. If they overreact in that moment, what does that mean for their overall emotional health?

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What Does Technology Mean for Your Child's Self-Esteem?

There's a lot of information out there on how technology, like social media, makes lives more difficult for teenagers. But what about younger children? They may not be using social media yet, but there's no doubt technology can have a big impact on toddlers and young children — particularly their self-esteem.

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How Technology Changes the Way Children Pay Attention and Think

Children have access to far more information than we did growing up. With a few taps on a screen, your child is able to browse unlimited videos, photos, and information. But is all that information a benefit to your child's ability to focus, think, and learn?

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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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