SOCIAL MEDIA

RESOURCES

Below are some useful resources we’ve found for parents to address specific concerns, monitor screen time with their children, and encourage healthy limits.

FAMILY MEDIA CONTRACT: Visit Common Sense Media for family media contracts for all ages that are also great conversation starters for the whole family.

LOCKING IT DOWN: Set limits for various app use utilizing settings such as Screen Time in iOS12. Tom’s Guide has a good article with all you need to know to get started.

KEEP UP with weekly emails and resource updates from Common Sense Media’s Digital Life subscription. One great example is this article on iffy-apps to watch out for in 2019: CLICK HERE

LOG SCREEN TIME: Visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for screen time logs and other ways to enhance children’s activity and nutrition. wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov

FORTNITE: Here is a great article on why FortNite is so appealing to kids and how to deal with it.

MANAGING SCREEN TIME: Click here for several great articles about managing screen time.

PARENT RESOURCE SITES:

We can’t say enough good things about the resources available through this site. Many parents may already be using the site to check movie and book reviews for age appropriateness. Dive into the parent resource section for great resources on apps, games, and digital life under the Advice for Parents section. You can also check out hot topics at: commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns

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