Screen Sense

More kids are eager to go online and use social media. While some parents refuse to let that happen, others are finding healthy ways to get kids online. We discuss how parents can teach their kids online etiquette and avoid the ills of the internet.
A new study finds that kids experience multiple health benefits when their parents limit the time they spend online or in front of a TV screen. We discuss how parents can set proper limits on screen time and improve the well-being of their children.
The group determined kids under age 5 should not be allowed very much screen time either.
How do we help our kids enjoy the wonderful fun and social connectivity offered by their devices without losing their ability to hit the "Off" switch?
Whatever your opinion, it certainly acts as a wake-up call to stop looking down at our phones.
A mother walks into the living room where her pre-teen daughter sprawled on the couch, glued to the TV. Mom is carrying a newly purchased backpack, and states smugly, "She spent the summer binge-watching. Soon she'll be binge-studying." Why do I hate this commercial? Let me count the ways.
Back-to-school is officially a "season." Depending on where you live in the United States, it starts in early August and ends around the third week of September.