Your kid’s phone, tech and tablet are here to stay. Sometimes it’s hard to remember these devices are in our lives for a (very good) reason; finding just what you need when you need it, learning and connecting with people worldwide. So let’s celebrate the joys of living in the digital age—and let’s start the tech talk, parents. The more informed we can be, the better off our kids will be, getting the most out of their experiences.

Google has your back, with a plethora of vetted resources to watch or read, answering all of your burning WWW-related questions. We are loving the new Google resources for families, so read on to learn why you’ll want to make them a part of yours ASAP!

Learn More About Apps & Platforms Your Kids Are Using

With Google’s hub for families, you'll learn how to start a conversation with your kids about the apps and content they're into and what you should know about them. They've put together handy information from various experts and partners to help you understand the ins and outs of all the latest technology trends, empowering you to make the best decisions for your family. Save time researching and breeze through guides for YouTube Kids, understanding Fortnite and learning all about TikTok.

Get the Most Out of Your Family's Devices

Learn more about how and when to use devices as a family, with tips to get the most out of them (and your screen time). One of our favorite features is the insight as to when your kid may be ready for their first phone. Trusted network PBS Kids offers up ideas for using video chat for kids, and Common Sense Media helps you decide on the best game console for your child—even seven steps to good digital parenting!

Find Balance with Technology

With increased screen time for learning, fun, and connecting with family and friends, families have searched for solutions. Google offers helpful tips on how to achieve digital wellbeing with your family, even partnering with Sesame Street and Headspace to provide free mindful content for the whole family. Practice Sesame Street Monster Meditations with your little ones or dive into the new Headspace Breathers series to learn how to help your kids focus during distance learning, deal with separation from friends and family, or small ways to practice mindfulness and happiness.

Accessibility Tools for All

Inclusion is everything and Google knows it. Learn how to get the most out of technology for kids of all abilities with built-in accessibility features for people with disabilities. Good news: Many Google products come with accessibility features built-in! Google’s new hub for families also has curated content on this topic including helping autistic kids with digital media, family resources for dealing with autism and ways that games can help with special needs.

Learn more and make families.google a part of your family's tech journey today!

 

 

—Jamie Aderski