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Kids and Technology

What Would Happen If My 5-Year-Old Joined Twitter?

Ariel Chesler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

As my older daughter approached her 5th birthday recently, my wife and I wondered what it might be like if she were on Twitter. We imagined her tweets would be snarky and sharp, would range from the personal to the political, and that she would call us out on our parenting.

Alexander Howard

Here's The Problem With Using YouTube As A Babysitter For Your Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology

In its relentless search to organize the world’s information, Google may have stumbled in its efforts to present the results to children. Six weeks ...

The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

It goes without saying that your teen will pay much more attention to what you do than what you say. If you are constantly on the phone, text at stop lights, bring your phone to bed and are not present for your own kids, then they will follow your lead.

Every Day Should Be 'Safer Internet Day'

Diana Graber | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

So I like Annie Fox's suggestion that we "vaccinate kids before they play on the Internet." Let's actually give them the 21st Century skills we keep talking about.

These Kids Will Inherit the Earth

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I know much of that impact isn't going to occur during my lifetime, but will be passed forward to future generations, including this generation in front of me today.

Top Tips on How to Film Preschoolers

Catriona Wallis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Catriona Wallis

It was important the kids look natural playing in the video and we knew to achieve this kids need to be allowed to play freely with minimum intervention.

Lose Five Pounds in Less Than a Minute With This Simple Trick

Debra Fine | Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology
Debra Fine

By ridding ourselves of the laptop, and smartphone, and e-reader, and tablet, and ear buds, and Go Pro camera, and selfie stick and charger (and backup charger and solar charger) and whatever else may qualify we can experience instant weight loss. Like magic. Try it: Toss all your devices and get on the scale.

Our Family's Time OFF Has Turned into Time ON... LINE

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

If you walk into our house after dinner, you'll see five people each staring at a screen. How can I get my family to unplug and spend some down time together?

11 Grown-Up Songs To Play When You Can't Listen To 'Frozen' One More Time

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

If the Frozen soundtrack has you thinking about an ice pick to the brain, here's a playlist both you and the kids can love.

Why Parents Can't Be Dumb About Social Media

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Dr. Wendy Rice

Walking the fine line of respecting your child's online privacy while looking out for their well-being is a challenge that our parents didn't exactly have.

How to Be a 'Screen-Smart' Parent

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

To help our children manage technology as they grow, we need to look at digital technology as a series of developmental or digital milestones. We need to understand each stage of our child's development and figure out which component of technology needs to be addressed then.

Dear Tech: Let's Reevaluate Our Relationship

Diana Graber | Posted 12.29.2014 | Technology
Diana Graber

While certainly frustrating, this "time-out" did force me to reevaluate my relationship with tech. Frankly, it demands too much of my time and attention, it overshares, and doesn't give space to think.

Knowing Yourself: There's No App for That

Marsha Lebedev Bernstein | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Marsha Lebedev Bernstein

How will they engage in any self-reflection or inner mining if they're in a constant loop of Vine videos and Starbucks selfies?

All the Parenting News You Missed Last Week (While You Were Busy Parenting!)

Melissa Maypole | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

Parents are some of the busiest people on the planet, though, so it's virtually impossible to keep up with all the latest and greatest parenting posts. To help keep you in the loop, I've rounded up the best of this week's parenting articles and blog posts to share with you. Hope you enjoy!

He's 8. He's Already Asking.

Sarah Walton | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah Walton

How many times do I answer a question from my kids while typing on the computer or phone? How many times do I say, "Hang on just one sec..."

How To Connect With Your Technology-Obsessed Kids

OWN | Posted 09.22.2014 | OWN

When it comes to her 11-year-old and 13-year-old children, Louise feels like she’s losing the battle against video games and social media. With her ...

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Parents Underestimate Kids' Media Use

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Parents who took part in one of our early Learning Habit surveys regularly reported that their child used between 90 and 120 minutes of media per day. Yet when asked specific questions about the devices, the total was commonly between six and eight hours per day.

What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?

Google Is Considering Allowing Kids To Have YouTube And Gmail Accounts

Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents

Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:42am EDT (Reuters) - Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their pare...

The 3 C's of Media Use

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Online homework assignments can offer engagement and instruction for students without the need for parental assistance.

Lessons from Mister Rogers For A High Tech Generation

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Lesli Rotenberg

Through years of research and conversations with parents, we've heard from scores of moms and dads who love their children and want to see them succeed in school, but who feel hopelessly on the outside of their learning.

5 Ways Kids Can Surf the Web Safer This Summer

Ivory Thompson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Ivory Thompson

For kids, summer means freedom and spending time with friends but that extra time on their hands can also mean more time to find trouble and where else but on the internet?

7 Ways Your Family Can Embrace The Slow Tech Movement

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

Slow Tech parenting isn't about perfection; it's about awareness. It's about knowing what works for your family, what aligns with your values and beliefs and above all what matters enough to protect and preserve as a parent.

My 10 Commandments of Screen Time and Technology Use

Cate Pane | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Cate Pane

Thou shall not bear false witness about the amount of screen time in thy family life. Thou shall not relax technology use guidelines when thou art weary.