New MediaSmarts parent resources
Check out our latest videos about social networking privacy and excessive use, and get tips for managing kids' screen time based on the Canadian Paediatric Society's guidelines:
The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids – Understanding Privacy
One of the biggest concerns parents have about their kids using online social networks is privacy. How can we make sure our kids protect their privacy and respect the privacy of others?
The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids – Managing Excessive Use
Do you worry about how much time your kids spend on social media and the potential impacts on their physical and mental wellbeing? Here’s what you need to know, including some helpful tips for managing screen time from other parents.
Four Tips for Managing Your Kids' Screen Time
If you’ve ever seen kids’ eyes glaze over during the third hour of a cartoon marathon, or had to take away a game device over pleas to “just let me finish this level,” you have some idea why screen time is an issue. Here are four important steps to take to keep screen time under control and make screen use a valuable part of your kids’ lives.