How are you doing?

A lot of us parents are still sheltering-in-place and schooling our kids at home, right now.

If you’re in that boat with us, I’m sending you a big virtual hug. If you are a first responder or work in the medical field, I’m sending you a double hug. xoxo

And let’s just say, it’s not the easiest time to be a parent… for me and Jason too.

Our kids are trying to make the best of this time, and we’ve definitely noticed an increase in screen use during the past month.

We’ve talked about relaxing limits on screens in our last blog post, but we recognize that this increased screen time comes at a cost…

One of those risks is that your child might see something online you have tried to protect them from. Something that doesn’t align with your values, violent content, or even (super tough topic, but it’s important) pornography.

Because many kids are on screens more right now, it seems like a good time to talk about how to keep kids safe online.

That’s why we’re giving you some goodness from Janell Burley Hofmann.

We love talking to Janell about how to navigate technology and screens with kids. (You may have heard about the iPhone contract she wrote for her son a few years ago that went viral.)

During a recent conversation, we asked her about how to talk to young kids about avoiding pornography online.

We think you’ll appreciate how straight forward Janell’s approach is and how she presents this difficult topic in an age-appropriate way (without making it weird or scary for kids).

Here’s a short video from our interview with her about how to help young children be safe online.

I hope this gives you a little brightness in your day and makes things a little easier.

You can find out more about Janell’s work, and her awesome book here.

And the best thing to do to keep up with her work, is to scroll all the way down and subscribe to her newsletter.

Cecilia and Jason Hilkey