Today’s parents have countless resources to help them raise a child, yet we are the first generation to ponder questions like, When should I get my child a smartphone? How should I prepare them for social media? And, how can I keep them safe online?
A few years ago, we began asking the same questions for our own kids. So, we did what young parents do, and sought advice from parents in the season ahead of us. But, as we begged them to share wisdom, we noticed a hopelessness in their responses. Their faces would drop and they often said, “I don’t know, but do something differently than I did.”
That’s when Screen Sanity became a reality. Founded in 2018 by a trio of moms, our nonprofit helps families and communities pursue digital health in order to reduce loneliness, depression, anxiety and suicide in a socially isolated society. The need for our programs and resources has only grown in a post-pandemic world, with screens and devices seeping into every corner of our children’s lives. Our broader resources and tools are designed to support families on every leg of their digital parenting journey — helping them to quickly navigate to the issue that is most pressing for their own family. Our goal is to build trust with families so when they hit a new technology milestone, they know exactly where to turn.