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In Our Collection, we’ve carefully curated and constructed everything you need to ‘Parent Technology’ all in one place. Tap into the Braintrust for the Whys, Whats and How-Tos, with our Gold Star Articles, Best Practices, Guides.

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Our Complete Guide to Mac’s Screen Time (For catalina)

Our Complete Guide to Mac's Screen Time (For catalina) The Benefits of Mac Parental Controls Apple now offers its latest parental controls on MacBooks and on MacDesktops. Known as Screen Time, parents can make sure their children's computers are set up with certain boundaries -- the main benefits include: Setting a Down Time to make sure the computer goes to bed Setting web-browsing restrictions to [...]

Our Complete Guide to OurPact

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Complete Guide to OurPact Why OurPact? What sets OurPact apart from Apple's Screen Time is: The Parent-friendly user interface   The easy Block [...]

Our Complete Guide to TikTok

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Complete Guide to TikTok What are the key features of TikTok? Variety Show Appeal The random collection of videos always set to music [...]

The Many Scenarios of Screen Time

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me The Many Scenarios of Screen Time Screen Time Comes in All Different Shapes and Sizes The scenarios below can give you a flavor for [...]

Our Complete Guide to the Major Content Providers

Our Complete Guide to the Major Content Providers TABLE OF CONTENTS D.N.T. #1 How to set up parental controls on Netflix Netflix takes a different approach while setting Parental Control. There soft controls and then there are hard controls. Under Soft controls, Netflix allows you to have multiple profiles and set maturity level for each individual profile that will determine the content [...]

An Introduction to Bark

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me An Introduction to Bark  What is Bark? Bark is a social media monitoring tool that helps parents stay on top of their children's online activity. [...]

Our Guide to Apple Screen Time Set Up

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Guide to Apple Screen Time Set Up What is Apple's Screen Time? Apple’s latest functionality allows parents to manage their kids digital access [...]

Our Complete Guide to Web Filtering and Browsers

Our Complete Guide to Web Filtering and Browsers The Root of the Problem The root of the problem when it comes to ‘Parenting Technology’ begins with what content comes into your home. There are typically three paths: What comes via web browsing over Wifi What comes via web browsing over cellular What comes through the major content providers (YouTube, Amazon, [...]

Our Complete Guide to Apple’s Parental Controls (iOS 11)

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Complete Guide to Apple's Parental Controls (iOS 11) #1 Set up Family Sharing Before setting up parental controls, known as Restrictions, we recommend setting [...]

Our Complete Guide to Mac’s Parental Controls

Our Complete Guide to Mac's Parental Controls  Mac's Parental Controls Apple offers several features to help parents manage their child's computer usage.  A few points to note: Parents can only manage controls from the computer itself; there is no way to alter settings from the convenience of your phone The functionality is fairly rudimentary and operates independently of Screen Time parental controls [...]

Our Complete Guide to Apple’s Family Sharing

Our Guide to Apple's Family Sharing What Is Family Sharing and Why You Should Set It Up In order to take full advantage of Apple's Screen Time functionality, parents must set up Family Sharing. The main benefits of Family Sharing include: The ability to manage Screen Time from your phone Paying just once for content purchased or downloaded through the iTunes or App Store [...]

Parental Controls – Amazon Fire

Reposted: from Bark Parents really like the Amazon Fire tablet. It’s equipped with one of the most comprehensive sets of parental controls on the market. Kids can use it to read Kindle ebooks, play games, watch movies, and use social media. Here's how to set them up: Option 1: Basic parental controls Swipe down from the top of the screen [...]

Our Complete Guide to Facebook

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Complete Guide to Facebook  What are the key features of Facebook? Newsfeed See your friends’ latest activity, videos being viewed within your social [...]

Our Complete Guide to Youtube Kids

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Complete Guide to Youtube Kids What is Youtube Kids? YouTube Kids is intended for children under 13 and is a safer alternative than [...]

Our Complete Guide to Snapchat

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Complete Guide to Snapchat What are the key features of Snapchat? Snaps It’s SO easy for teens to take photos and share them [...]

Our Complete Guide to Instagram

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Our Complete Guide to Instagram What are the key features of Instagram? InstaFeed Teens can see the best moments in their friends lives, follow [...]

Our Complete Guide to YouTube

Our Complete Guide to YouTube  What are the key features of YouTube? Easy Access Kids can access YouTube through mobile devices, Kindles, Smart TVs, gaming consoles, and even the Echo Show. If parents don’t want their kids to watch YouTube, they need to know how to block access on each of these devices. Endless Content  There are over 5 billion [...]

Parenting Technology Talking Points

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me PARENTING TECHNOLOGY TALKING POINTS Here are Some of the Major Parenting Technology Talking Points: Parental Controls - Why? Often kids like things just the [...]

Summer – Our Screen Time Plan

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me Summer - Our Screen Time Plan Where Parenting Meets Technology: A Screen Time Plan that WORKS! At the outset of summer, we were determined to put together [...]

How Screen Time Works in My Family

Exit Screen Time: Find Your Path Step 1 of 7 Let's start with your first child: 1 2 +3 Knowing this information helps us to customize recommendations for your child. saving... Which Apple devices does use? Select all that apply: iPhone iPad iPod Touch Mac If uses any of the following and you have concerns, select them below: Chromebook Gaming [...]

Our Family Agreement

Our Family Agreement According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): “Parents play an important role in helping children and teens navigate media [which] means teaching them how to use it as a tool to create, connect and learn.” By knowing your child’s approximate age, we can better customize the information so we can present it to you! Add Child [...]

What to Expect: The Major Inflection Points

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me What to Expect: The Major Inflection Points Inflection Points One thing’s for sure about screen time is that it’s not going away.  Be prepared [...]

The Social Emotional Well-Being Scale

The Social Emotional Well-Being Scale When we first started reading up on the impact of social media, we kept hearing the term social emotional well-being and that teens with lower scores were more susceptible to the downside risks of social media. We've adapted this Social Emotional Well-Being scale, so that you don't have to go searching for one. While no [...]

Our TimeWise Calculator

Our Roadmaps Screen Time Social Media Our Collection Our Toolkit Gold Star Articles Best Practices Our Guides Our Tech Tips iConcierge Services Our Q & A Line What Can I Ask? How It Works Invite Me For parents and children alike, there are only 24-hours in a day. How you spend them can make all the difference. Too often, when [...]

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