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How Do Parents Honor the Benefits of Digital Devices While Limiting Kids’ Use? We live in a world of screens.

How Do Parents Honor the Benefits of Digital Devices While Limiting Kids’ Use?

And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it’s one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What’s the right balance between privacy and self-discovery? When Tech is the Problem Child - NY Times. Fair enough, but what should be in such a plan?

When Tech is the Problem Child - NY Times

As the parent of adolescents, I want more than bromides. I want to know what other parents are actually doing that works. For the last six weeks, I’ve circulated (on social media!) 20 questions covering topics like homework, passwords, bedtime and punishments. Common Sense Media - Plugged in Parents. Book: Screen Smart Parenting.

Join The National Day Of Unplugging – March 4-5, 2016. Family Media Agreement and Device Contract. AAP Media Plan. Use Restrictions in iTunes on your Mac or PC. Use Restrictions to block or limit certain features and services in iTunes on your computer, including access to explicit content in the iTunes Store.

Use Restrictions in iTunes on your Mac or PC

Using Restrictions in iTunes on your Mac or PC, you can turn off access to: PodcastsInternet radioiTunes Store and iTunes UApple MusicApple Music ConnectShared libraries You can also set restrictions so that someone using your computer can't listen to music with explicit content, watch movies or TV shows with specific ratings, download apps that have specific age ratings, or read books with explicit content.

Use Restrictions on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can use Restrictions, also known as parental controls, to block or limit specific apps and features on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Use Restrictions on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Turn on Restrictions Tap Settings > General > Restrictions. Scroll down and tap Restrictions, then tap Enable Restrictions. Create a Restrictions passcode. VIDEO: How to make the iPad 'safe' for children. What are the best privacy settings for my computer and smartphone? Block Websites & More with Parental Controls for Mac. Filter Content, Monitor Social Media, and Block Websites on a Mac with Net Nanny Net Nanny for Mac OS X brings our award-winning parental controls to Apple desktop operating systems, giving you complete control over your family's online experience.

Block Websites & More with Parental Controls for Mac

Net Nanny's parental controls for Mac let you block pornography before it's viewed on websites. Net Nanny can also monitor social media for potentially dangerous encounters and cyberbullying, alerting you to possible dangerous chats or instant messages. With our Internet protection software, you can set time controls to limit web browsing to specific days and times, set individual user profiles for each member of the household, and much more. Web Filter & Parental Control For Families - Securly.

OpenDNS: Home Internet Security. Curbi - free parental controls for Android and Apple mobile devices. Isolator. Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker on the Mac App Store. 30/30 on the App Store. Cold Turkey. Night Shift: How this iOS 9.3 feature helped me sleep better. Update: Apple updated its Night Shift feature for iPhone and iPad in iOS 9.3.2 beta.

Night Shift: How this iOS 9.3 feature helped me sleep better

This explainer and test article has been revised for May 2016. Night Shift is one iOS 9.3 feature that I'm not going to lose sleep over, even if I keep tossing and turning over whether or not to upgrade to that downsized iPad Air 9.7 (update: I have one and reviewed it). This is Apple's brand new display software that tints my screen a more eye-friendly shade of orange by using my iPhone and iPad clock and geolocation to slowly reduce the amount of sleep-inhibiting blue light emitted.

F.lux: software to make your life better. SafeShare.TV. Teachers and family friendly YouTube. SchoolTube.