Kids are looking to technology, gaming, and digital platforms more than ever to stay connected.

Kids will always be curious—it’s only natural! How can we be better informed about everything that’s out there? How can we help our kids establish boundaries? Parents, knowledge is power. We’ve got you covered with tips from pediatric experts you trust.

5 Ways to Introduce Your Child to the Digital World

Hundreds of new apps and games are released every month. With so many options for kids to choose from, where do families start? Hint: first, decide on a goal, then follow these best practices.

Is Your Child Online? Follow 6 Steps for Social Media Safety

It’s important for kids of all ages to stay connected to others—and one of those ways is through social media. Here are some basic steps parents might want to follow to ensure safety always comes first.

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7 Ways to Reduce Screen Time

Think your child might be spending too much time in front of screens? Don’t worry—there are ways you can help them cut down on it. Psst—tip number 6 is super important, so put that into practice, too.

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3 Bedtime Challenges and How to Solve Them

Yes, minimizing screen time has been shown to help with sleep—big time. But successful sleep also requires routine and patience. Parents, you’re not alone—our sleep experts are here to help.

What Makes Video Games Safe and Beneficial?

Video games can offer so much for kids! How can parents help our kids harness their interest in gaming in a safe, mindful way? Turn to Connecticut Children’s gaming tech specialist for all the answers.

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What to Know about Social Media, Mental Health and Brain Activity

Recent research revealed a link between social media and brain changes in teens. Understandably, parents have questions! Here’s how to talk about social media with your teen and what to watch out for.

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Cyberbullying Safety: The Basics and Beyond

Anyone who’s online has a chance of being involved in cyberbullying. How and why does cyberbullying happen? What should you do if you suspect your child is being targeted? Pediatric psychologists explain.

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Parental Controls: Making Social Media Work for You and Your Child

The social media “Big 4” are here to stay: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. Our experts break down parental controls for each of these—and how they work. As always, safety is the name of the game.

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