Tip of the Week

Set Yourself up for Success with Screens

If you let your screen rules slide over the summer, you are not alone. So as the school year begins, there are media- and tech-related issues to consider at every age that can get everyone on the same page.

First, if you're considering getting your child their first phone this year, it's important to keep some key issues in mind and to ask some questions. And if your child already has a phone, you'll want to know what apps they use since there will likely be ones you recognize—and ones you don't . Finally, no matter your child’s age, the time they spend on devices is always a concern, so setting your school year expectations will help prevent conflict and ease the whole family back into your routine.