When Social Media Becomes a Distraction

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Feb 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

It’s a common scene we are all too familiar with.  You can be in a restaurant, a shopping mall, on the sports field, in line at the grocery store, or even in your own home and you notice everyone’s head tilted down, their attention affixed to their smartphone.  Let's admit it, we’ve probably all been a part of a similar scene ourselves and heard the speech about the need to stop looking at our screens so much and start looking at each other.

More often than not, what has captured our attention (and the attention of our children) is a text or an email, a news story or a headline, or a funny video or photo of a puppy someone has posted on social media.  There is a very fine line between the convenience our smartphones provide for us and the distraction that they can so easily become.

Read More

Topics: Internet Safety, Parent Involvement, Good Advice, Social Media

Screen Time: 5 Ways to Help Keep Your Teenager Safe

Posted by Susan Ferrari on Feb 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Are your children spending time on your device or maybe even their own? Do you know what applications they are using? What websites are they viewing? With technology changing so quickly, our children are one step ahead of us. Once we have a grasp of the newest and greatest, the next best thing is out and we haven’t caught up yet. While it sometimes feels like we won’t be able to keep up, there are a few things that we can do to help manage our kids’ tech lives, and more importantly, to help them manage it themselves.

Read More

Topics: Parenting, Screen Time, Internet Safety