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Children are spending more time online and in front of screens than ever before. Parents and experts reveal their best tips for managing kids’ tech use.



a group of people posing for a photo: Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house. Jessica Nelson


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Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house. Jessica Nelson

  • COVID-19 has seen an increase in children’s screen time, with many now clocking six hours per day according to one study — up 500% since before the pandemic.
  • Business Insider spoke to parents and experts about how to best manage kids’ screen time
  • Their advice varied from establishing offline routines to focusing more on what children are doing online rather than how much time they’re spending on devices.
  • The most important thing is to make time to do family activities together away from technology.
  • Sign up for our new parenting newsletter Insider Parenting here.

When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools and businesses to close in March, Jessica Nelson was tasked with taking care of three children on her own.

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Growth to Go with 2 Cheap Classic Tech Stocks

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Investing in growth stocks has become very challenging in September. The big, modern names in technology, along with all of the indexed investments and ETFs that track them, have all had some bigger down days. And the “buy now for future performance” argument is getting really tough to swallow, as valuation metrics for the big tech sector are very inflated.

The S&P 500 Index is, of course, significantly more tech weighted at 27.86%, so the big tech stocks are the driver for the index. And as a result, the index — even with the sell-off so far in September — still is at multi-year highs in terms of the value of the index’s members. Check out the price to earnings (P/E) at 25.76 times, the price to sales (P/S) at 2.44 times and the price to intrinsic value (book, P/B)

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Trump tech war with China changes the game for US business

President Donald Trump’s war on Chinese technology firms has changed the ground rules for global business, underscoring a new political reality that could have negative repercussions for American firms.

The White House moves against the popular Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat and the tough sanctions on tech giant Huawei highlight the struggle for technology supremacy between the two economic giants, under the guise of national security.

The economic relationship has been roiled by an unprecedented campaign by Trump that has included tariffs, threats of bans and economic sanctions on Chinese tech firms.

“At the heart of it is a struggle to dominate emerging technologies,” said Doug Barry of the US-China Business Council.

“The country that succeeds will realize huge economic and geopolitical benefits.”

But many analysts argue that Trump’s actions could backfire on the US tech sector and other American businesses by encouraging China and other countries to respond in

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Digital Kungfu launches premium online lead-gen skills accelerator for tech businesses

Technology businesses are all facing the same challenges. According to Digital Kungfu’s research, 89% of B2B technology businesses say that demand/lead generation is important to their companies. The problem is that despite this, 47% say they don’t generate high-quality leads, 32% struggle to produce a high volume of leads, and 31% don’t get sufficient ROI from lead generation campaigns.

“We developed Pipeline Generator to help technology companies remain relevant in terms of pipeline generation through skills upliftment, training and digital enablement,” explains Matt Brown, CEO of Digital Kungfu and the online coach of the Pipeline Generator skills accelerator.

Pipeline Generator is a proprietary digital learning course designed to empower any business with the means to design and deploy a market-making pipeline generation campaign in the B2B space.

Digital Kungfu delivered over R236 million in sales qualified pipeline in less than 12 months. Off the back of this success, the

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Pandemic highlights value of tech and talent investment for business

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NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For middle-market and small businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the vital importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work, and maintaining the tech-savvy workforce needed to make it all happen, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll¹ for CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT).

The survey found that most small and midsized businesses managed to stay open when the pandemic hit (89% small business [SB], 97% middle market [MM]).

But that often meant working in a limited capacity with reduced hours, offerings, or workforce (47% SB, 62% MM), as safety concerns and lockdowns are likely among the factors preventing normal operations.

Compared to a year ago, significantly more middle market businesses strongly agree that continuous technological investment

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2 Cheap Tech Stocks to Buy Now

All three major U.S. indexes jumped on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both ending a four-session losing streak. The tech-heavy index closed regular trading roughly 9% off its early September records, while the proxy index for the market rests about 7.4% below its highs.

The climb doesn’t mean that there won’t be more selling in the near-term, as volatility could remain as Wall Street continues to wait on progress on the next stimulus bill. Meanwhile, the uncertainty of the upcoming U.S. election makes things more difficult, as the coronavirus lingers and counties to prevent some sectors of the economy from starting to bounce back.

That said, the Fed has committed to keep its rate near zero through at least 2023, and overall S&P 500 earnings are projected to bounce back in 2021, as the Q3 outlook continues to improve. This could set up a bullish scenario for

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Why this Cheap Tech Stock is a Strong Buy Right Now

Shares of eGain EGAN have jumped over 65% in 2020 to easily outpace the larger technology sector’s 20% climb. The customer engagement solutions firm topped our earnings estimate in early September and its outlook appears strong within an economy that becomes more digitally-focused every day.

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EGain’s suite of over 20 apps helps its clients provide digital-first customer engagement in an omnichannel world where businesses must be present on as many different platforms as possible, from websites and social media to email and everywhere in between.

Consumers and customers have come to expect prompt answers to questions and real-time solutions wherever and whenever. The Sunnyvale, California-based firm enables its clients, which span from financial services and government entities to retail and hospitality, to meet these needs. On top of virtual assistants, messaging, and more, the company offers various analytics tools.

The customer engagement solutions firm saw its fourth

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Kingsoft Cloud and CEC D-Commerce Tech Form Strategic Partnership to Drive Healthcare Cloud Development in China

BEIJING, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited (“Kingsoft Cloud” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: KC), a leading independent cloud service provider in China, today announced that the Company has recently entered into a multi-year strategic framework agreement (the “Agreement”) with CEC D-Commerce Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“CEC D-Commerce Tech”), to invest in and expand healthcare cloud services, re-engineering the data services layer, and improving the analytical capabilities of healthcare organizations across China.

Pursuant to the Agreement, both companies will jointly develop cloud-based healthcare solutions, and provide healthcare organizations with powerful data analysis and application tools which can significantly reduce on-premise IT construction, operation and maintenance costs for hospitals and healthcare agencies across China. Both parties will execute cloud projects at the national, provincial and municipal levels. Flagship projects will first be implemented within a number of regions, and then be gradually expanded to provinces and cities across

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CompTIA Tech Opens Registration for 2021 Virtual IT Training Classes

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Registration is now open for the 2021 sessions of CompTIA Tech Career Academy online classes with the first starting January 11 and having applications due December 6. The pivot to virtual workplaces is increasing the need for workers with technology skills and this 16-week course provides training for a successful IT career. With the unemployment rate for IT occupations at 4.6 percent, nearly half the national unemployment rate of 8.4 percent, the program is ideal for unemployed adults or those looking to change careers. Students do not need prior tech education, such as a degree in computer science, or tech work experience to apply to CompTIA Tech.

In its IT-Ready Technical Support program, CompTIA Tech prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam, one of the leading industry certifications for landing a job on an IT help desk and launching

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Energy tech development for US, NM aim of Sandia and PNM partnership

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, PNM, have teamed up to bring energy resiliency, security and stability to the state and country.

“The partnership with PNM will address energy challenges not just in New Mexico but across the United States,” Sandia Labs Director James Peery said. “This agreement provides a pathway for Sandia’s advanced technologies to be put to the test in a real-world system, while advancing the goals of electric power system resiliency and safety that are critical to national security.”

The labs and PNM have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate in the fields of energy storage, solar

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