Your kids: more time online, less time watching TV… so let’s keep them safe

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Kids are shifting away from old-fashioned TV, towards more online screen time. That’s according to Childwise, researchers who specialize in watching UK kids watch stuff.

And you’ll find somewhat similar media usage profiles in Common Sense Media’s November 2015survey of US kids.

Whatever the data where you are, you know kids are living online today, often in new or nearly-new venues. So it seems like a good time to reiterate our advice about protecting kids online.

Of course, every kid’s different. Every family’s different. You can’t hide your children under the bed: you’re trying to raise independent, confident grown-ups. Most bad things don’t happen.

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