This year it’s easier than ever for kids and families to follow along with the Winter Olympics, all without traveling to Pyeongchang, says Francie Ucciferri of Common Sense Media.

“Fans can use apps like Snapchat, YouTube,, and Facebook to skate, ski, sled, and even sweep (you’re welcome, curling buffs) alongside their favorite athletes. The Olympics are also a great way to talk to kids about sportsmanship, perseverance, and teamwork — as well as social media benefits and boundaries.”

The Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, continue through Feb. 25.

“There’s a lot going on, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite digital ways to experience the action and turn the Winter Games into a fun learning experience for the whole family,” she says. Read all her suggestions for engaging in the Winter Games on a personal level, including the email addresses for your favorite athletes, if you CLICK HERE.