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Since the pandemic started, kids have been spending more time online. So how do we keep them from chatting with strangers, sharing passwords, and discovering adult content? Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time, gives us strategies for making sure your kids are safe and responsible on the internet even when you're not watching.
We'll also hear from listener Megan in Austin, who has a tip for getting her kids to open up and talk about who they've been texting.
Plus, we'll hear from listener Damon in Atlanta about a weekly adventure game that's keeping his three kids busy and curious.
After the show:
- Read Anya Kamenetz's book The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life.
- Watch Anya moderate a panel for Common Sense in May called "Conversations with Common Sense: A National Town Hall for Parents."
- Since any conversation about internet safety needs to address the fact that not all information sources are reliable, we have advice for finding credible sources for kids on our News and Media Literacy resource page.
- There's a wide array of parental control solutions out there, from OS settings to monitoring apps to network hardware. Read the Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls from Common Sense.
And we want to hear your tips and suggestions! Are you reading your kids' text messages? Send your stories to email@example.com.
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