Websites

Here is an ever evolving list of some of my favorite resources on kids, screens, parenting, digital life, mindfulness and other related topics. Enjoy!

 

Common Sense Media is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.

Cool Mom Tech has great reviews and recommendations on apps, gear, games and more. Mom tested and approved!

The Kid Should See This connects busy teachers and parents to a growing library of smart, short, & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that can be watched in the classroom or together at home.

Techwalla gives you smart, interesting and timely articles about the latest in technology, as well as how-tos, video reviews, and honest product recommendations that promise to make your life much, much easier.

Time Well Spent is a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and changing the way tech companies develop tech. With every design choice, let's think about what's best for people, not what's best for grabbing eyeballs.Technology doesn't have to be designed to hook people. Check out these resources to understand how technology can be redesigned to put our best interests first.

Inner Kids is a fun, pragmatic approach to sharing mindfulness and meditation with children and caregivers that uses activity-based mindfulness to bring attention, balance, and compassion to your daily routine.

'Helping Parents Raise Good People'

The Mother Co creates programming that offers helpful solutions to everyday challenges for both kids and parents. Entertainment that is fun, stylish, and educational all at the same time.

The Dadcade is a place where parents from all over can come to get reviews, news, videos, opinions and all other sorts of articles written by gamer dads. Content is created by gaming dads for gaming dads (and moms too!) We work to build a site that is relevant to all aspects of the gamer parent way of life.

Ask About Games answers questions that parents and players have about video game ratings, how to play safely, and responsibly. They provide tips for families to enjoy game playing in a healthy and beneficial way.

The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. In addition, the site includes numerous resources to help you prevent and respond to cyberbullying incidents.

Safely Ever After, Inc. is committed to keeping our kids safe, with empowering and effective programs that work.
Founder Pattie Fitzgerald blends her expertise as a certified prevention educator, speaker, author, and most importantly as a MOM to instruct families everywhere on her effective “safe-smarts” strategies for keeping kids safe.

Circle Ways provides training, coaching, facilitation, materials, and other support to help schools implement circle practices, including: way of council, restorative justice, and nature connections.

Mindful Schools is a not-for-profit training organization with online and in-person courses, content, and a network of mindful educators spanning all 50 U.S. states and 100+ countries.

Hey Sigmund is a wonderful resource where the Science of Psychology Meets the Art of Being Human.

Abigail Wald is a Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor who believes that using simple tools to create emotionally connected families leads to happy parents and well adjusted kids. She loves to help parents develop strong and benevolent leadership skills, so they can guide their families with confidence and love.

Learn to meditate and live mindfully. Headspace is "a personal mediation guide right in your pocket."

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Screenagers is home to an amazingly important documentary by Delaney Ruston as well as a wonderful resource on all things screens+kids. Also the creator of 'Away for the Day' campaign.

The News Literacy Project is a national education nonprofit offering nonpartisan, independent programs that teach students how to know what to believe in the digital age.

 
 

 

Books

Screen-smart Parenting, by Jodi Gold

The App Generation, by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis

The Whole Brain Child, by Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D.

The Mindful Child,by Susan Kaiser Greenland

Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

talking back to facebook, by james p. steyer

the shallows, by nicholas carr

 


 

TED Talks

How a Handful of Tech Companies Control Billions of Minds | Tristan Harris https://youtu.be/jhXlnvYZZQs

The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native | Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.   https://youtu.be/eRQdAOrqvGg

Alone Together | Sherry Turkle   https://youtu.be/MtLVCpZIiNs

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe  https://youtu.be/qzR62JJCMBQ