COSMO Insights

Insights, advice, and everything you need for raising kids in a digital world. Get the latest here on the blog!
COSMO kids smart watch pink

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.

Continue Reading
Kids Gadgets Christmas Gift Guide

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.

Continue Reading
technology for kids

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.

Continue Reading
Guide to Online Child Safety
Although the positive effects of the internet outweigh the negative, parents must keep an eye on their children when online. Fortunately, ensuring your child’s online safety is possible by incorporating some preventive measures in your home.
Continue Reading