Parenting with Technology

Successfully navigating parenting paradoxes in the technological landscape that is modern life.

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Compassion is also a digital skill.

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Too often, I see people who are generally kind, well mannered, educated people simply melt down and go off at someone on some social media platform. Instead, we need to teach kids how to be COMPASSIONATE digital citizens, not just good, but also kind and loving. Here are a few rules we can all use to be better, more compassionate online.

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Are Password Managers safe? Should I use one?

Are password vaults safe? Are they more reliable than just keeping a written list of complex passwords?  How do they work? And should you, the regular average everyday parent, switch to one. Having an automated method of maintaining, storing, creating, and changing strong, complex passwords allow you actually to use them more times than not, and the benefit if doing that outweighs the risk.

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Using The Tools We Have. Part 4: Android Restricted Accounts and Google FamilyLink

Android has several ways to secure a childs device, the newest recently released from Google in the GooglePlay store is called ‘Family Link.’ It lets me do two things that are critical to my large, multi-device family. It provides global parental controls based on the family and child’s google account, and allows applies those restrictions to each device the child uses and to online content and store access.

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