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

Regardless of what games, apps, or social media you allow your kids/teens to have, too much of anything can have negative effects. Some of these negative effects can be depression and isolation which can have tragic results. Watch for warning signs. It is important to make an HONEST assessment of your kid’s personality and social interactions. Do they have friends? […] Read more

Filed in : Gaming, Uncategorized

Scoring that Excellent Throw is no small accomplishment, and there are a few things you can do to make it easier. We told you what parents needed to know about Pokemon Go when it first came out. This iMore article linked below gives kids tips about how to play better by making an Excellent Throw! Better yet, join them and […] Read more

Filed in : Gaming, Parental Controls

Game Systems are another area where #ParentsNeedToKnow about parental controls.  Of course, each brand has their own proprietary system and parental control settings.  The good news is that the parental controls provided on Xbox, PS and Nintendo gaming products have drastically improved over the years.  Below, find links to their instructions as well as instructions provided from other websites for […] Read more

Filed in : Device Monitoring, Gaming, Parental Controls

The Parental Controls app for the Nintendo Switch gives parents the ability to oversee their kids gaming activity on the device. But sometimes the global age restriction setting that you are comfortable using for your child may disallow a game that you are comfortable with them playing. The app gives you the ability to whitelist games that are allowed even […] Read more

Filed in : Apps, Gaming, Online Games

Fight The New Drug, an organization that does awesome work to minimize pornography use, reported the other day that search results for Pokémon GO had surpassed that of porn searches. In case you weren’t aware of it, pornography is always at the top of lists quantifying internet search data. So, that alone is a good reason to like Pokemon Go. There are […] Read more

Filed in : Online Games

Minecraft is all the rage among kids of all ages.  Aside from the usual comments about the amount of time their kids want to spend playing Minecraft, the biggest complaint from parents about Minecraft is the language their kids can see in the chat area, unless the chat feature is disabled.  For the most part, Minecraft is played on public servers […] Read more

Filed in : Online Games

I have been surprised about the lack of knowledge among parents about what is in Grand Theft Auto V.  Parents need to know that this game is very different than Call of Duty or Halo. The Grand Theft Auto franchise is already known for glorifying the dregs of cultural decency by turning breaking the law into a game. The user […] Read more