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Season 1 Preview!

Screen Smart is launching our first episodes on Tuesday, March 27! We’ll be dropping the first three episodes then, but there are many more coming. Here’s a preview of some of what we’re working on: An interview with Crispin Swan, a co-founder of Family Zone. They are an Australian-based company with a very cool Internet filtering and monitoring service. (You’ll learn more about that when we announce our giveaway!) An interview with Monica Swanson, the …

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What is Fortnite?

Fortnite, by Epic Games, is one of the most popular titles on most gaming platforms right now (early 2018). If you’ve got a teen or preteen child at home playing video games, they’re probably already playing it, or asking for it. They’re almost certainly hearing their friends talk about it. There’s a very active Fortnite community online. And plenty of people are posting game videos on Twitch and elsewhere that are being watched by the …

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Setting Boundaries With Our Screens

One of the best things you can do for your kids is teach them boundaries. Helping them learn to set limits and live by them will go a long way in every aspect of their life. At The Screen Smart Podcast, we believe you should have daily limits on screen time. That may look different for each family, and some days may look different than others in each family. But having a daily limit is …

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How Smartphones are Changing Teens

We are in the midst of a fairly radical cultural change, and we may all be too distracted to realize it. The changes are most readily being experienced by teenagers: The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health. These changes have affected young people in every corner of the nation and in every type of household. The trends appear …