Parents Need to Know

What age should my kid be before I let them use social media?

To help kids keep their online interactions safe, productive, and positive, we offer the most up-to-date guidance on social media.

What's the right age to get my kid a cellphone?

Getting a cellphone has become a milestone for most kids. We can help you lay the groundwork for responsible cellphone use and manage the challenges and opportunities they bring.

How much screen time is really OK for babies under 2?

Our research-grounded guidance can help you find answers to critical early childhood issues such as how to find digital media that's best for learning, how much screen time is really OK, which devices are worth it, and more.

Does exposure to violent media make kids more aggressive?

Our advice helps you select age-appropriate content, manage violent media, and understand the research on media violence.

How can media affect kids' body image?

Learn how media messages shape kids' ideas about gender roles, sex, body image and more, starting from the time kids are in preschool.

What should I say to my kid about underage drinking on TV shows?

With exposure to alcohol, drugs, and smoking in the media at an all-time high, our articles, advice, and videos will help you navigate a shifting landscape.