Informed Families Blog
Our kids these days live their lives through social media, watching TV, and playing video games. Unfortunately, several new studies are finding that all this screen time is having a negative effect on their mental health.
We knew that the pandemic caused a serious mental health crisis among all ages, and that teens had an especially difficult time.
It’s hard to walk the fine line between giving our kids too much freedom and not enough. This is why it’s important that we begin early to build trust with them.
Too many people think that illegal drug use and drug overdose deaths can only happen to other people’s kids. Or to “losers” who come from a “bad” background.
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After Stanford University student Katie Meyer committed suicide last month, her parents said they’d seen “no red flags.”
It’s important that kids be allowed to make their own choices as they grow older. This helps them develop their decision-making skills, which they’ll need throughout their lives.
The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking and has been at or near the top of the news for the last couple of weeks. There’s no way kids have missed the constant coverage, but they probably don’t understand what’s going on.
Two senators have introduced a bipartisan bill to give parents “easy-to-use” tools to help them keep their kids safer online. Introduced by Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Kids Online Safety Act proposes to force online platforms to create ways parents and kids themselves can block harmful content and better control their feeds.