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During quarantine kids are spending more time online chatting and visiting with their friends. This article contains tips for making sure they stay safe. How to Tell Who Your Kid Is Talking To Online and How To Keep Their Convos Cool
We're in this together! eLearning and social distancing are keeping us all at home. Looking for ways to keep the kids engaged with both off and online activities? Check out this resource from Common Sense: Wide Open School
Resources include options in the areas of academics, social and emotional needs, life skills, music, art and physical activities.
Your child loves watching YouTube videos, but are you taking all the precautions to keep your child safe?
Check out the Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube and the video for Five Ways to Make YouTube Safer for Kids at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-youtube 
Kids are getting devices at an earlier age and screen time is on the rise. What do we parents need to be aware of to help our kids keep a healthy media balance and stay safe online?  Common Sense Media has many resources and articles for parents that address these concerns. Each month I'll share an article or resource I find useful. Here's my pick for February:
 
5 Skills -- from Empathy to Manners -- That Tech Might Be Eroding (and What to Do About It)  
"If you're drowning in devices, but politeness is in short supply, it's time to get back to the basics." 
 
If there's a topic you'd like to learn about, please let me know!
Kids are joining social media at a younger age, despite the age restrictions. Check out this article about social media features parents should be aware of: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/11-social-media-red-flags-parents-should-know-about