Being a parent in the digital age presents a dizzying challenge: keeping on top of all of the potentially inappropriate, time-wasting, irresistible-to-kids internet sites, video games and apps. What should you do about google searches that may lead your kids to sites that ought be guarded by a big “Keep Out” sign?
Then there’s the task of setting limits on screen time – how much is too much? And how can you possibly survive the battle that ensues every time you say, “Time to shut it off”?
“I need help!” you say? Well, here are some useful resources:
- A curated list of the best free Parental Control software (Tech Radar)
- A live conversation with parents and experts talking screen time limits, privacy and the role of devices and screens in the classroom (NPR)
- A guide to the top ten cell phone monitoring apps (TopTenReviews)
- How to set controls on your kids’ Google Searches (Lifewire)