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The Video Sharing Apps Your Child Is Probably Using

Viral TikToks. YouTube how-to instructions. Highlights from football games. What do these all have in ...

September 12, 2022

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What Is TikTok Live?

If your kid has the TikTok app on their phone or tablet, it’s important to ...

August 25, 2022

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The 10 Best Apps for Kids: Bark’s Top Picks for 2023

If finding the best apps for kids sometimes feels overwhelming, it’s because there are literally ...

April 04, 2022

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The Yarn App: Racy Fan Fiction Told Through Fake Text Messages

If a friend has ever handed you their phone so you could read a dramatic ...

November 15, 2021

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Yik Yak, the Dangerous Anonymous Chatting App, Is Back

Comments sections on social media platforms can be scary, hateful, and aggressive places — and ...

August 16, 2021

The Best Laptop for Kids in 2023: 5 Great Choices for a Kid’s Laptop

**This post was updated on July 26, 2023.** After their cell phone, what’s the second-most ...

May 18, 2021

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Kids Fitbits? Hidden Dangers For Parents to Watch Out For

Content warning: This article discusses eating disorders and contains language that may be triggering to ...

May 13, 2021

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Video Game Streaming on Twitch: What Parents Need to Know

Kids have been playing video games since the prehistoric days of Atari, and each successive ...

December 08, 2020

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What is Wattpad? A Parent’s Guide to the Platform

Content warning: This post discusses potentially triggering issues including sexual content, sexual assault, and incest. ...

November 18, 2020

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Here’s What to Do If Your Kid Is Sending Nudes

**This blog post was updated on November 18, 2022.** What Are Nudes and Could Your ...

November 13, 2020