Smartphones Are the New Security Blanket for Kids

This is a very interesting essay on how to view your kids relationship with their smartphone or other electronic devices. Adolescence makes many kids feel adrift. Their phones can help them feel connected to their friends and more importantly, to their stable identity. Let’s not shame them for these transitional objects. Link: Smartphones Are the New Security Blanket for Kids – LOVE/HATE – Medium  

How (and why) to freeze your kid’s credit

Every year millions of children have their credit stolen before they are even old enough to experience the joy of worrying about it. Freezing your child’s credit is easy and protects them from the worst effects of identity theft.

Protecting your home network

October, as I’m sure most of you know, is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Unquestionably the most important month of the year…. Wait, you didn’t know it was Cybersecurity Awareness Month? You…

The Talk

Not THAT talk. That’s beyond my expertise and if anyone has good advice on THAT talk please let me know. This talk is the talk with your kids about online safety. As parents, we want to arm our kids with the knowledge and an appropriate caution to avoid the truly dangerous hazards of the internet, but we don’t want to scare them so much they have nightmares or never want to engage online at all.

Screen time is also quality time

There are a lot of ways you can make screen time more productive. From encouraging educational games to turning screen time into family bonding time.

Back to School

The start of a new school year. A time of promise and excitement and shock at the cost of new shoes. Going back to school or going to school for…