Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Uncategorized

 There are many aspects of technology uses among kids and teens with which parents are rightly concerned. Exposure to graphic content such as pornography and violence, online predators, cyber crime or scams, and harassment/bullying rank at the top of most parents’ concerns. These threats all come with potentially devastating consequences. But, as parents we are also interested in our kids […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Parenting in the Digital World

Apple recently announced the iOS 12 features that will be released this fall. The new iOS version claims to make using your iOS device “more delightful” with improved performance, several new Facetime features, filters and other effects for messaging and several significant photo advances. However, the new Screen Time features seem to be getting the most press coverage and are […] Read More

Filed in : Fun, Parenting in the Digital World

The mission of Sensible Cyber Parenting has never been about ridding our lives of technology. Is is good to have breaks from it? Do we ALL need to be conscience of how much time we spend with a device in our hands? Yes and yes! It is important to model the proper use of (and breaks from) technology. A big […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

It may be due to shareholder open letters, consumer demand or both but Apple appears to be making family friendly efforts and hinting that they will be providing more robust features in their parental control options. Hopefully we will see actual iOS improvements in future releases, but for now the new Families page on the Apple website will have to do.  Other […] Read More

Filed in : Apple, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World

Rene Ritchie, via iMore’s Vector tech podcast, recently looked into the issues of parental controls and screen addiction with iMore’s Georgia Dow, a psychotherapist who contributes to iMore and treats kids with various technology addiction problems. They discuss parents’ responsibilities for protecting their kids by limiting time and setting up restrictions as well as the very real problem of screen […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World

In episode 245 of The Ben Shapiro show podcast, Ben makes the following statement about our culture: “One of the great misnomers in American culture is that pornography is adult entertainment. Really, pornography is adolescent entertainment  Once you are an adult you realize there is responsibility that comes along with sex, that there’s responsibility that comes along with relationships. But Hollywood […] Read More

Filed in : Apps, Parenting in the Digital World, Social Media

The other evening as I scrolled through my personal Facebook feed, I noticed that several of my Facebook friends had attended a wedding that evening. As is often the case with Facebook, it occurred to me that I wasn’t even aware that some of these friends knew each other. “Funny, small world,” I thought. Then I saw another post about […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns, Uncategorized

In a recent article at Amplify, Alon Schwartz (CEO and co-founder of UnGlue) claims that the concept of parental controls is “the biggest parenting mistake in modern history”. As a big proponent of parental control products, I have to take serious issue with his claim. The point he is trying to make is that parental controls do not allow the […] Read More

Filed in : Fun, Parenting in the Digital World

I love technology and gadgets and using them for fun and productivity. Sensible Cyber Parenting is not about ridding children’s lives of technology, but rather instilling the responsible and balanced use of it in all of our lives. When I was a kid and we did scavenger hunts, we could only mark the items off of our list. Now, with […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World

The other morning as I was praying, the children in today’s world and their fears, came to mind. There must be so many who are needlessly fearful about the condition of our climate. What are the emotional results of this fear? I’m concerned that we have a generation of kids who are fearful of things that they need not be afraid […] Read More