Media, Screentime and Technology
Navigating new media is one of the quintessential conundrums of 21st Century parenting. The technology may be “new-fangled,” but core parenting principles remain: making mindful choices, maintaining open communication, modeling with our own behavior and acting in accordance with our values.
Comprehensive reviews of movies, TV shows, books and games from professionals, parents and children with recommended ages and content warnings. Also includes articles, “best of” lists, research and “parents ultimate guide to” a variety of trending topics.
Informative, interesting articles on trending topics like how to set limits, selfies & self-esteem, cyberbullying and why Fortnite is so addictive
Mill Valley-based nonprofit that “helps families and their communities teach healthy tech use to children.” Site includes information, tutorials, resources and option to sign up for bi-weekly “bite size” email content.
Facts, figures, stories, and research intended to serve as a resource for parents, educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement officers and young people
Salon.com article by Nicole Karlis from February 2021
Youtube video of 10-minute presentation by clinical psychologist and author of The Big Disconnect
"Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair takes an in-depth look at how the Internet and the digital revolution are profoundly changing childhood and family dynamics, and offers solutions parents can use to successfully shepherd their children through the technological wilderness." (excerpt from GoodReads.com)
"For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world." (excerpt from GoodReads.com)