- Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking
- Back to School
- Cellphone Parenting
- Character Strengths and Life Skills
- Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
- Early Childhood
- Facebook, Instagram, and Social
- Learning with Technology
- Marketing to Kids
- Mental Health
- News and Media Literacy
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Screen Time
- Sex, Gender, and Body Image
- Special Needs and Learning Difficulties
- Technology Addiction
- Violence in Media
Are there apps to help kids practice social interactions?
Kids with special needs can take advantage of games, apps, and books that let them review and practice social situations. It's a good idea to practice some of the skills your child may be struggling with together. These resources can guide your child through some of the things that make them feel "different."
- Middle School Confidential. Written by nationally recognized teen expert and anti-bullying activist Annie Fox, this is a three-book series of digital graphic novels that help kids feel good about themselves and bolster self-esteem.
- The Social Express II. This animated app helps boost kids' social-awareness skills by presenting the "hidden rules" of social situations.
- Conversation Builder. Two versions -- one for kids, one for teens -- explain how to have multi-exchange conversations with peers in a variety of social settings. The auditory pattern of conversation is presented in a visual format to help students recognize and master the flow of conversation.
- Quick Cues. QuickCues helps kids in key social areas, from creating and maintaining good relationships to appropriate behaviors such as taking turns and learning about the interests of others.
The Child Mind Institute contributed to this article. Learn more at childmind.org.