Smartwatches can be a good alternative to a smartphone. Our guide helps you decide if it is the right decision for your kid and which smartwatch is the best for your needs.
AI – whether you love it or it scares you it is here to stay. This technology is advancing every day but this Brave Parenting guide covers the basics every parent needs to know while raising tech-savvy kids.
Brave Parenting Guide to THC Vape Pens
There is a growing problem of teenage use and addiction to THC vape pens. It’s difficult to ascertain whether parents know it’s happening but don’t know how to deal with it – or – if they don’t want to know because that means they’ll have to deal with it.
For anyone who has not followed the marijuana narrative over the past five years, let’s catch everyone up to speed.
What is the app Saturn, and is it safe for kids? Saturn is a social networking app growing in popularity for the 2023 school year. It promotes the ability to share scheduling and events with friends and classmates but also boasts that it “helps manage your time.” These innocent claims are enough for many parents […]
What is Threads, and is it appropriate for kids? Threads is the new “micro-blogging” app connected to Instagram. Facebook-parent Meta officially launched its competition to Twitter on Wednesday, July 5, after confirming its plans for the app only three months ago. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated: “We hope to take what Instagram does best and […]
Most smartphone-owning parents wish they spent just a little less time staring, tapping, and scrolling – at least in front of their kids. However, if we acknowledge the design, programming, and algorithms at work, it is fair to say that the odds are not in our favor. Because, let’s be real, while every one of us […]
What is the BeReal app, and is it appropriate for kids? The heart behind the BeReal app is to connect each user with their friends on a daily basis in an unfiltered, more “real” sense. One picture a day is shared with your friend(s), and there are no filters to tempt anyone to curate themselves […]
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What is OnlyFans and is it appropriate for children….or even adults? OnlyFans is a subscription-based platform, founded in 2016 by London, England-based brothers. According to their own website, OnlyFans is “the social platform revolutionizing creator and fan connections.” The site includes artists and content creators from all genres and allows them to monetize their content […]
Pornography is generally defined as printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings. Expanding that definition through the lens of Scripture and the reality of culture, pornography isn’t just sexual gratification – it’s an abuse of the body, hardening of […]
What is Among Us and is it appropriate for my children? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Among Us: #1 Viral Pandemic Popularity Among Us is a game by Innersloth, a startup with 3 games to their credit. Relatively unknown since it debuted on the app store in 2018, Among Us […]
What is Wizz and is it appropriate for my children? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Wizz: #1 Make New Friends Wizz is an app in the Social Networking Category. It allows users to find/meet new friends by scrolling through a live feed of other users. Once someone peaks your interest […]
What is Fortnite and is it appropriate for my child? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Fortnite: #1 Multi-player Third Person Shooting Video Game Fortnite came onto the video game seen in 2017 as a free-to-play Battle Royale style game. It’s unparalleled popularity and has become a cultural phenomenon. As of […]
What is TikTok and is it appropriate for my children? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about TikTok: #1 Entertainment “Social Media” TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, is owned by a Chinese company, Bytedance. It’s popularity rose quickly since 2018 and it now boasts over 1 billion users (over 123 million are […]
What is Venmo and is it appropriate for my child? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Venmo: #1 Send, Pay, & Receive Money Venmo began in 2009 as a way to eliminate the “awkwardness of IOUs”. It provides a quick and convenient way to split and share payments with friends using […]
What is Messenger Kids and is it appropriate for my children? Here are 5 Facts every parent needs to know about Messenger Kids: #1 The Basics “Made for kids. Controlled by parents.” Messenger Kids is a child-friendly messaging app created by Facebook to mimic Facebook Messenger app. Designed for kids ages 6 to 12 years […]
What are VPN apps and are they appropriate for my child? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about VPNs: #1 Basics A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection between two devices, allowing the exchange of data or information to happen privately over the internet. Instead of content going from your […]
What is Spotify and is it appropriate for my child? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Spotify: #1 Music Streaming Library Spotify gives you access to stream millions of songs, podcasts and videos. You can stream Spotify on a PC, laptop, or mobile phone after downloading the Spotify application. Content is […]
What is Snapchat and is it appropriate for my children? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Snapchat: #1 Photo & Video Messaging (“Snap”) Snapchat is technically NOT a social media platform but rather a photo sharing app. Snapchat’s initial focus was on private, person-to-person photo sharing, notably popular by the disappearing […]
What is Discord and is it appropriate for my child? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Discord: #1 What it is Discord is a free voice, video and text chat app for teens and adults ages 13 and up. Discord is used to talk to your friends while playing video games […]