Protect Your Child’s Hearing

By Nadja Streiter, LMSW, IGDC If your kids game with headphones or a lot of their screen time includes audio, they may be at risk for hearing damage. “Noise-induced hearing loss is on the rise among young people. Some audiologists… Read the rest

TikTok: Avoiding the Downside

By Nadja Streiter, LMSW TikTok, the current king of social media, is one of the most popular apps in history for young people. It offers a great space to express creativity, share thoughts on important topics, showcase talent, and just… Read the rest

Small Tips to Improve Online Learning

By Nadja Streiter, LMSW Distance learning involves sitting in front of a screen for a significant chunk of time, and it’s often followed by more of the same for homework assignments. This can be a real challenge for many kids,… Read the rest

To Spy or Not to Spy?

There are several reasons parents use to justify monitoring their child’s online activity, most of which come from the well-intentioned desire to protect their child from online abuse or misuse (cyberbullying, sexual predation, inappropriate content). That coupled with a growing… Read the rest

Alexa, Where Are Your Manners?

According to recent surveys from Neilsen more than 30% of U.S. households (about 66.4 million) have voice-based home assistants, also known as smart speakers or digital assistants. Many homes have multiple such devices that are being used to make day-to-day… Read the rest