Should you look at your kid’s smartphone? Digital parenting tips #2

5 min readOct 23, 2019

(This is the second in a series of practical tips about parenting in the digital age.)

My last column described conversations that parents should have before giving a kid that first smartphone. I held back talking about one important topic because it needs its own discussion: should you look at your kid’s phone?

The short answer is of course you should.

The longer answer starts with why and then moves to how.


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