National Articles and Resources

Current Research 

Click on the blog below for a synopsis of, and links to, recent national articles and videos from The Atlantic, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, NPR, and CBS, including research from, and interviews with, Jean Twenge about iGens on the latest research regarding the affects of technology and social media on youth. 

 

National Resources to Support Optimal Digital Health and Safety for Youth

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, explore all that this outstanding website has to offer, including helpful videos. We also highly recommend their handbook written for teens about sexting and requests for nudes .Be sure to sign-up for their free monthly e-newsletter and free app.

To connect with what’s trending among youth, check out articles by Clayton Cranford, The Cyber Cop, and sign-up for his free e-newsletter.

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. 

 

National Movements to Consider

The Center for Humane Technology, a coalition of early social media creators trying to reverse the digital attention crisis offers specific tips on how to minimize the unhealthy impact of our devices and digital engagement. Read a related article from the New York Times.

The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade.  By banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over the kids having a smartphone. Read their reasons to wait.

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.. Additional tips and suggestions for device-free dinners are provided by Common Sense Media.


Screen Use Trends in the South Bay, + Tips from BCHD and SBFC

Click on the image below to access the Talk About Campaign

 
 

Tips for parents

 (screen time rules source: Challenge Success)


Recommended SBFC Video - Tech Time

 
 

Produced by South Bay Families Connected, Tech Time offers helpful tips from SBFC blogger and presenter, Leah Niehaus, LCSW,.


Related Issues

Visit related sections of the  SBFC website for parents and caregivers