Sports Illustrated

My point in sharing this post is to make your day, as it made mine. Never, ever give up.

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NBC Local Media Embedded Video Player

For the past 6 months, I’ve talked about #Fortnite almost every single day. I hear a collective groan from parents when I bring it up in presentations, and a burst of excitement when I discuss it with their kids. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to sit down and talk to NBC10 Boston’s Leslie Gaydos NBC10 Boston about all things (the good and the bad) Fortnite.

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First-of-its-kind study analyzes effects of video games on brain and body

#gaming has been a major topic of conversation this year, and the studies coming out of it are fascinating. Many thanks to Maura for sending along this article, so much more remains to be seen when it comes to this topic. #parenting #healthytech

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CNN

I spent my week talking with kids about privacy and about how nothing is really private in this age of hacking. This is breaking news and is really bad news for us and for digital privacy in general. Quick action step and a good general reminder: change your passwords now, and change them often.
Also, this is a super important article to share with your kids and family – we all need to understand that in these exciting and new digital times, we are offered convenience yet many risks we should all weigh.

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Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers

I have posted something similar to this a while ago, and was in the hunt for an updated one, given the fact these consoles come out with new versions constatntly. So here it is, a step-by-step guide to setting up parental controls on every gaming console.
Please don’t think this is accident-proof, or will keep your kids from ever coming into issues gaming online. A lot of other things to consider, a lot of ways around these parental controls, but an effective tool if used as such.

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