Mike Daugherty

“What exactly is the right age to give your son or daughter a smartphone?” This is one of those questions that seems to come up almost every time I have a conversation with a group of parents around technology use. more

Are you the parent of a child between the ages of 8 & 25? If so, you’ve probably heard them say the F-word. They say it in class, at dinner & even in church. I’m not talking about THE F-word. No, I’m talking about the other F word… Fortnite. more

The summer months consist of family vacations, sports camps, sleepovers, public pools, and relaxing around the house. For Generation Z, those activities directly encourage technology-based responses. more

Advances in technology have changed the landscape of summer break. Why leave the house when you can chat with your friends, see their photos, comment on their posts — all from your smartphone? more

Smartphone apps have become a mainstay in recent years. These tools allow you to do things like ordering your coffee in advance, check in for a haircut, and map your way to a soccer game. Not all apps are created with that same sense of helpfulness. more

In the hectic world of modern parenting, screen time is often used as a pseudo babysitter. The time spent online is often loosely supervised. You want to believe your child is making good choices, but do you know how they are spending their time? more