January 25, 2021
Everyone you know has a phone number that you can call anytime. Everyone except your youngest, most vulnerable family members -- your kids.
It is a sign of our digitally connected times that not being connected feels unusual. If your friend or your spouse doesn’t answer your calls, you begin to worry. But many families do not give their kids phones because of the myriad dangers that come from being over-connected too young.
October 30, 2020
Tomorrow is Halloween! Are you ready? Like almost everything else in 2020, this Halloween will be markedly different from those of years past. Health experts recommend skipping trick-or-treating so that everyone can practice social distancing.
This means costume parties and gatherings are off the table too. So what can you do to get in the spooky spirit? We’ve gathered the best ideas to celebrate Halloween while staying safe. Read on!
October 29, 2020
At the end of a highly unusual year, holiday shoppers are already showing signs that they aren’t looking for the same gifts they were in years past. It’s been a year for reflection packed with changing circumstances and for all of us some kind of hardship.
Black Friday is all but canceled, Cyber Monday has been spread out over a multi week period and that’s not even the biggest change in holiday shopping. This year parent shoppers are looking for gifts for their kids that will address the new normal that started in 2020.
October 27, 2020
Technology for kids should be designed for kids. COSMO has heard countless stories from our customers about how they found their way to our business. Almost all of those stories share a disturbing theme -- parental controls that failed, devices that had backdoors, kids that hacked through safety settings, and apps that weren’t what they appeared to be. If this is your story, keep reading.
September 01, 2020
A top concern for parents and school officials is how kids will cope with the new rules, which would be stressful for anyone, let alone kids who have already lived through a year of incredible confusion. “Kids who normally have a little trouble separating from mom and dad will see their anxiety peak during times of stress or transition,” says Rachel Busman, clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute.
August 31, 2020
Kids smart watch or phone? Kids smart watches are a safer alternative to cell phones for children ages 5-11. Learn more about why young kids shouldn't have cell phones, and learn more about some alternatives to cell phones for kids.
August 17, 2020
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July 07, 2020
We are living in the digital age, and kids have access to an array of different internet-enabled devices. Such devices can enhance a child’s safety, education, and comfort, yet kids often lack the discipline to use their devices as expected. So, how can parents guide their children when it comes to navigating tech gadgets? Read on to find out.