Brave Parenting Guide to Replika

The original “AI companion chatbot” app has grown in popularity as AI technology continues to advance. Replika can easily fly under parents’ radar; here are five facts every parent needs to know about this app.   #1 Virtual AI Companion Replika takes the anthropomorphism of AI chatbots to the furthest level possible. It is an […]

Brave Parenting Guide to Sports Betting Apps

Teenage gambling is on the rise through sports betting apps. Here is everything parents need to know about this growing form of entertainment. HOW SPORTS BETTING BECAME SO BIG For a long time, gambling in the form of sports betting was only legal in Nevada. Sports betting has a tainted history going back to 1921 […]

Brave Parenting Guide to Temu

Temu is an e-commerce platform known for their wide range of clothing and household goods but most especially for their unbelievably low prices. Is it safe for teens (or adults)? Here’s the 5 FACTS every parent needs to know.

Brave Parenting Guide to Kids Smartwatches

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.

Brave Parenting Guide to THC Vape Pens

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.

Parental Control Resources for iOS

Navigating internet safety on iOS devices (iPhones) can be tough. Tools like OurPact, Qustodio, Bark, Net Nanny, and Mobicip can help. Each app offers unique features. They can manage screen time, block apps, filter web content, and track location. In this post, we’ll explore each app looking at their features, benefits, and challenges.  These apps […]

Parental Control Resources for Windows PCs

Monitoring a child’s online activities can be a challenge, especially if the child is technologically savvy. However, there are several methods parents can use to help ensure their child’s safety and appropriate behavior online. Here are five ways a parent can monitor their child’s computer usage.

Our Screen Time: Fix What Isn’t Working

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 […]

Brave Parenting Guide to BeReal

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 […]

Biblical Worldview Resources

The following resources are ones that we at Brave Parenting engage with on a regular basis. We have no affiliate relationship with any of these organizations, people, or links provided below – we just really love them! As we parent and navigate our current culture saturated with media and technology, these resources help us think […]

Brave Parenting Guide to No Porn

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 […]

Amazon Prime Video Parental Controls

If you, like millions of others, pay for an annual Amazon Prime account you have instant access to Prime Video. Prime video has applications for smartphones, smart televisions, set top boxes (like Google Chromecast), game consoles, and more. Regardless where you access Prime Video from, activating the parental controls happens on Amazon itself. Amazon does […]

Disney+ Parental Controls

Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic all in one place – this is Disney+. For your daughter, all the princess movies; for your son, all the Star Wars. Hopefully you like superheros, Mom & Dad. The on-demand and ad-free streaming service is off to a big start with over 50 million subscribers in […]

Netflix Parental Controls

Updated Netflix Parental Controls! Netflix boasts 150 million subscribers. A lot of those are families who have been waiting for stronger parental controls for while. Well, they are finally here! Now, you can lock any profile with a 4-digit PIN. This feature prohibits kids from accessing the adult/parent profile with mature content. In the same […]

Screen Time Standards During COVID-19 Captivity

The standards you live by are important. They are like the bones of the body, which keeps it supported and structured. Imagine the floppy mess we’d be without bones. While bones and structure are essential for a functioning body, they are not what keeps us alive. It is our relationships that is the heartbeat of […]

The COVID-19 Chaos Could Be a GIFT to Your Family – Don’t Miss it!

Call the COVID-19 cancellations and closures CRAZY – Call it SAFE – Call it FEAR – call it whatever you want, but the reality is our kids are home and the toilet paper likely needs to be rationed. We are all asking the question “What on earth are we going to do for another week […]

Brave Parenting Guide to Reddit

What is the Reddit app and is it appropriate for my child? Here are 5 FACTS every parent needs to know about Reddit. #1 Front Page of the Internet Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. The name “Reddit” is a play-on-words, as in: “I read it on Reddit.” […]

Brave Parenting Guide to Amino

What is the app Amino and should my kids have it? Here’s the 5 Facts you need to know about Amino: #1 The Basics Amino is a social networking app aimed at teens that builds communities around specific interests. Their website states: Amino has authentic mobile Communities for whatever you’re into. YOUR INTERESTS…TIMES INFINITY Amino […]

Brave Parenting Guide to VSCO

What is the VSCO app & should my kids have it? Here’s the 5 Facts parents need to know about VSCO: #1 Photo Sharing Similar to Instagram, VSCO allows users to edit and add filters to photos in order to share or save. VSCO provides a direct option to share your photo to Instagram, Instagram […]

The Remind App: More Than Just Convenience?

As school goes back across the country, the Remind app (formerly Remind 101) claimed a temporary position as the #1 Free App in the iTunes app store. It’s easy to assume apps and services like Remind are required for students and parents, as so many teachers are integrating smart technology and conveniences into their classrooms. […]