In the midst of virtual learning, social media, and socializing with friends, kids are virtually always on screens. This much screen time concerns many parents, so we asked our Scientific Advisory Board to answer the top 5 questions searched on Google in relation to kids and screen time. Continue reading Top 5 Google Questions: Blue Light and Kids’ Eyes
The coronavirus outbreak has affected many different aspects of life. One of the most heavily affected areas is sports. From long breaks during the height of the pandemic to playing in empty stadiums, sports have had to adapt and maintain the latest COVID regulations and then some. While many would consider esports relatively unaffected by these new regulations, it’s still taken a toll on the experience for the players involved. However, that didn’t stop the 11 teams from competing in the new Call of Duty League. Continue reading Who Won the 2020 Call of Duty League Championship?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, screen time has increased exponentially in many households, and with some children going back to school virtually, screen time seems nearly unavoidable. With an increase in device use comes an increase in concern about what this screen time means for our health and wellbeing, particularly for our eyes. The EyePromise® Screen Shield™ line offers 2 products designed to support the eyes during screen time through essential nutrition. Continue reading Screen Time Protection for All Ages
Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as “unhackable” software. Even the most sophisticated technology has loopholes, and kids are bound to find them out. Although children continue to be resourceful and determined to break through screen time restrictions, we’re sharing 11 ways to help keep them from unhinging their limitations. Continue reading Hack the Hackers: Fight Back Against Screen Time Bypasses
In our previous blog in the series, we talked about ways to bypass screen time limiting apps. Today, we explore the ways kids are getting around more screen time regulations for YouTube, voice messaging, and more.
Continue reading Ways to Bypass Screen Time Apps: App Exploits
There are several ways kids can break through screen time regulations set by parents by using/changing settings on their devices. Continue reading Ways to Bypass Screen Time Apps: Device Hacks
Kids are creative and persistent. From building forts out of cardboard boxes to finding new ways to annoy their siblings or parents, they’ll do what it takes to get what they want. What many parents are discovering is that screen time limitation apps are no different. While parents are using apps like Apple’s Screen Time, Amazon’s FreeTime, or any one of Google’s digital wellbeing apps, kids are finding new and innovative ways to hack or bypass these apps and continue scrolling, watching, and playing on their devices. Continue reading How Kids Learn to Bypass Screen Time Apps
According to some experts, excessive screen time on devices like tablets, smartphones, and computers can increase the risk of nearsightedness, or myopia, in children. While not ideal, there are several ways to counteract this physiological change in the eye.
Continue reading What to Do About Screen Time and Myopia
Kids and screens are a common combination. Like most things, screens are fine in moderation, but with many schools including screens in their curriculums and even going totally virtual, kids have no choice but to be exposed for extended periods of time. While this is often a necessary exposure, it’s still an increased strain on their young eyes, and kids are feeling the effects of all this screen time. Continue reading Kids, Screens, and Nearsightedness