Family & Parent Web Resources

Media Balance

To many parents, it seems as if children and teens are always online or on their devices - in the car, on the couch, during meals, or before bedtime - and it's important that children, teens, and adults find a healthy balance for the use of technology.

Spending excessive amounts of time online can have significant impacts on our health, family and social life and on the academic performance of our children while they are at school.

Setting screen-time limits -- and helping kids moderate their own habits -- are all about finding the right balance for your family's needs and lifestyle. Common Sense Media provides good tips on how to balance online screen time.

A few resources you might consider viewing are shown below.

Video: "No Tablets at the Table"

Article: Cell Phones & Screen Time

Tool Tutorial: Setting Screen Timers on iPads and iPhones

Article: How can I get my kids to put down their phones?

CommonSense Media Parent Concerns

We Have Answers

Kids of all ages are swiping and scrolling, totally transfixed by screens of all sizes. Welcome to the new frontier of parenting. If you have questions on how to take control of the technology in your kids' lives, you came to the right place.

Check out the answers and resources to help you figure out some challenging questions that technology presents to parents and families.

Digital Glossary

Not sure how to decode your teens' shorthand in the digital world? Feel like you need to brush up on the latest digital apps? Still think that MySpace is the right space?

We've got you covered with the Common Sense Digital Glossary FTW.