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Recommended National Articles
Click on the blog below for a synopsis of, and links to, recent national articles and videos, from The Atlantic, The Washington Post (an outstanding piece by Melinda Gates), NPR, CBS, and more:
Screen Use Trends in the South Bay, + Tips for Parents
Recommended SBFC Video - Tech Time
Produced by South Bay Families Connected, Tech Time offers helpful tips from SBFC blogger and presenter, Leah Niehaus, LCSW,.
Connect Safely ConnectSafely.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. The site provides free subject-based parent guides and excellent safety tips.
A resource to help parents reset their kid's screen habits and reconnect their families.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. If you have questions on how to take control of the technology in your kids' lives, check out this guide and helpful Q and A, and explore all that this outstanding website has to offer, including helpful videos.
Click on the button above to access Cyber Safety check lists and screen use contracts in English, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as helpful blogs
Supporting Device-Free Dinners
Click on the image above to access great conversation starters and dinner games, to download a free guide, and participate in the Family Dinner Project, all of which are brought to you by Common Sense Media.
Navigating the Web and Social Media Safely
There are plenty of good things about social media — but also many potential dangers and things that you want your kids and teens to avoid. They don't always make the smartest choices when they post something to a site like Facebook or YouTube, and sometimes this can lead to problems. (Kids Health)
The Facts About Online Predators Every Parent Should Know
Arm yourself with the facts so that you can help your kids be smart, cautious, and savvy (Common Sense Media)
17 Popular Apps & Websites
Social media apps that let teens do it all -- text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos -- often fly under parents' radars. (Common Sense Media)
A Parents' Guide to Snapchat
Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting
Share with your teen: Common Sense Media's Sexting Handbook
A Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying
Click on the links below for more anti-bullying information on SBFC
More Recommended Articles
Have Smart Phones Destroyed a Generation? (The Atlantic)
Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting (Common Sense Media)
A Reconsideration of Children's Screen Times (NY Times)