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Whether you’re looking to learn about marketing’s impact on child development, reduce commercialism in your child’s school, or just make more space to play in your home, our resources have you covered! We’re still updating this directory, so be sure to sign up here to be notified about new additions.

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Safe, Secure, & Smart: A Guide to Choosing Tech for your Preschooler

Navigating app stores to select appropriate media for young children can be overwhelming. With so many choices – and so much hype – it can be hard to know which apps are actually educational, age-appropriate and safe. So, we’ve created a three-part guide to help you make informed, healthy tech decisions for the children you love.

Introducing Safe, Secure, & Smart: A Guide to Choosing Tech for your Preschooler. Our first installment about choosing preschool apps includes 6 considerations for choosing apps, including what you need to know about how preschoolers learn, common claims from app companies to look out for, and how to keep kids safe while they play.

At CCFC, we believe that less tech and more hands-on, active, and creative play is most beneficial to young children. But we also know that no tech, never, is not a realistic solution for most families. So we created Safe, Secure, & Smart to help you select the right media for your child.

EdTech Email Template
EdTech Email Template
Thriving during COVID-19: Recommended Resources for Healthy Tech Use in Quarantine
Thriving during COVID-19: Recommended Resources for Healthy Tech Use in Quarantine
Dear Parents: Messages from Tech-Wise Teens
Dear Parents: Messages from Tech-Wise Teens
Prodigy
Prodigy
A Low-Tech Approach to Remote Learning
A Low-Tech Approach to Remote Learning
Safe, Secure, & Smart- Preschool Apps
Safe, Secure, & Smart- Preschool Apps
Safe, Secure, & Smart- Online Videos
Safe, Secure, & Smart- Online Videos
Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need
Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need
Safe, Secure, & Smart
Safe, Secure, & Smart
Coded Bias: How Racist Algorithms Impact Our Kids
Coded Bias: How Racist Algorithms Impact Our Kids
Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources for Parents of Children under 6
Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources for Parents of Children under 6
Screens in Schools Action Kit
Screens in Schools Action Kit

A Guide for Parents and Educators to Challenge Edtech Overuse

7 Parent-Tested Tips to Unplug and Play
7 Parent-Tested Tips to Unplug and Play
Marketing and Materialism
Marketing and Materialism
Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources for Parents of Children 6-12
Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources for Parents of Children 6-12
Healthy Kids in a Digital World
Healthy Kids in a Digital World
15 Tips for Commercial-Free, Fun-Filled Holidays
15 Tips for Commercial-Free, Fun-Filled Holidays
Technology and Young Children with Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Technology and Young Children with Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige
An Interfaith Conversation on Screen Time
An Interfaith Conversation on Screen Time
Social Distancing for Early Childhood Educators
Social Distancing for Early Childhood Educators
Are Apps Manipulating Kids? with Bridget O’Connell, Allegra Kauffman, and Rachel Johns, Georgetown Law
Are Apps Manipulating Kids? with Bridget O’Connell, Allegra Kauffman, and Rachel Johns, Georgetown Law
Take My Phone, Please! College Students on Devices, Anxiety, and Real Connection
Take My Phone, Please! College Students on Devices, Anxiety, and Real Connection
Peace of Mind for Parents: How to Practice Family Digital Wellness (During COVID-19)
Peace of Mind for Parents: How to Practice Family Digital Wellness (During COVID-19)
Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy
Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy
The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud
The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud
Happy Campers at Home: Navigating Summer with Children during COVID-19
Happy Campers at Home: Navigating Summer with Children during COVID-19
Is it Video Game Addiction or Not? Navigating Summer with Children during COVID-19
Is it Video Game Addiction or Not? Navigating Summer with Children during COVID-19
Commercialism is the Missing Link: How corporate marketing makes screen time more harmful to children
Commercialism is the Missing Link: How corporate marketing makes screen time more harmful to children
Active Learning in a Digital Culture
Active Learning in a Digital Culture
Defusing the Social Pressure of Smartphones: The Power of Wait Until 8th
Defusing the Social Pressure of Smartphones: The Power of Wait Until 8th
Disrupting the Progression from Early Screen Use to Screen Addiction
Disrupting the Progression from Early Screen Use to Screen Addiction
Screen Time and Family Relationships: Helping Parents Restore Connection
Screen Time and Family Relationships: Helping Parents Restore Connection
Screen Time Is Not a Luxury Issue: A Webinar for Professionals Who Work With Families Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum
Screen Time Is Not a Luxury Issue: A Webinar for Professionals Who Work With Families Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum
Screen Schooled with Matt Miles and Joe Clement
Screen Schooled with Matt Miles and Joe Clement
Celling Your Soul with Joni Siani
Celling Your Soul with Joni Siani
Face to Face: Empowering Families to Live Mindfully in our Digital World
Face to Face: Empowering Families to Live Mindfully in our Digital World
Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education
Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education