The start of a new school year is the perfect time to introduce boundaries and reinforce responsibilities around kids’ device use. But don’t wait til summer fun is over to start laying the groundwork.
A growing body of research shows how the habit of looking at our phones - not the people around us - is affecting our relationships in subtle and unconscious ways.
Getting a good night’s sleep, it seems, is going the way of AM radio and dial-up internet. But are screens really to blame? We examine the evidence.
So your teen got her heart’s desire for Christmas: a smartphone all her own. Now it’s time for a serious upgrade to her cyber safety.
We may dangle time on devices as a reward - or limit access as a punishment. But does it work as a long-term strategy?
It’s the eternal question of digital family life: How much screen-time is too much? The answer, say experts, lies in your child's behaviour.
Mounting scientific evidence shows kids need boredom to function at their highest levels. How fascinating is that?
Like it or not, we are all “connected parents” now, say Harvard experts Urs Gasser and John Palfrey. But while we shoulder a brand-new portfolio of responsibilities, we can still use traditional parenting strategies to get the job done.
Forget the sugar plums. For today’s digital kids, it's visions of a shiny-new XBox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch that dance 'round their heads.