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Connected Video Gaming Advice for Parents

Denise Lisi DeRosa | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Denise Lisi DeRosa

The specific concerns parents have about gaming are very similar to the overall issues parents have with regard to technology: time spent, interaction with strangers, and inappropriate content.

8 Super Smart Tips For Parents From ASKfm's Online Safety Guru

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.10.2016 | Fifty

What do the experts in online safety do when it comes to keeping their own kids safe online? We asked one -- Catherine Teitelbaum, chief trust and saf...

These Grown-Ups Are Making a Living Playing With Toys Online, and Internet Kids Love It!

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.18.2015 | Technology
Melissa Maypole

As I began to investigate a bit, I found out that there are quite a few adults making toy videos on YouTube as their full-time jobs. One such YouTuber, Brandon Haynes, co-founder of DCTC, agreed to speak with me about he and his friend Amy Jo's motivation for their work.

The New Language Of Online Safety

Diana Graber | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Teaching kids the resiliency and coping skills that will help keep them safe online is not happening on a wide scale, at least not in American classrooms.

Gerry Smith

Cops Gave Parents Child Safety Software That Can Be Used For Spying | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.03.2014 | Technology

Law enforcement agencies across the country have given away computer software to families that puts them at risk of spying, according to a new report....

Kids' Screen Time May Affect Their Well-Being

Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 03/17/2014 05:26 PM EDT on LiveScience The amount of time kids spend watching TV or playing ele...

WATCH: This App Will Make You Kinder

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Full of bullying and snark, the Internet can be a scary place. Matt Ivester is trying to change that with Kindr, an app that makes it easier to be kin...

Bianca Bosker

The Internet According To Kids (Warning: Butts Are Involved) | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.14.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- People who aren’t friends on Facebook with Faye Rogaski de Muyshondt won’t learn much from her profile. They’ll see she appeared on ...

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

In today's climate of cyber bullying, Internet pornography and identity hacking, it's a parent's rightful duty to worry about their child's safety online. Digital literacy requires a new sort of savviness that isn't necessarily taught in schools.

Our Children Can Teach Us How to Keep Them Safe Online

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

Parents are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting kids offline and online. As much as we want to pass on this role to others when it comes to the online world, the reality is that all parents are actually equipped to be the defenders of their children online.

The Pros And Cons Of Facebook For Kids | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents

By the time children reach middle school, the cell phone battle has usually been won or lost -- and these days, kids are the winners. However, the Facebook argument is a lot harder.

What Your Kids Are Really Doing Online

Michael Levin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Michael Levin

You couldn't get the average kid to stand up in front of an audience and talk about his or her favorite topic. But allow that same kid the privacy of his or her living room, the use of a camera and the opportunity to upload an instructional video on any given topic, and you've got solid gold.


Jane Buckingham | Posted 08.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

Through the years I've found that trends can come from some unlikely sources. But never was I more surprised than when I discovered my (then) 8-year-old son would turn out to be a technology trendsetter.

They Shoot Laptops, Don't They?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

First we had revengeful dad Tommy Jordan, who in response to his teen daughter's offensive video posting on Facebook, created a video of his own to "t...

Of Course He Flies For Free, He's Just Big For His Age

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

How old are your children? Are they always the age you say they are?

Social Media And Kids: New Web, New Opportunities, New Risks

George Garrick | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
George Garrick

We need a new set of parenting best practices to help keep our children safer; teach them when, where, and how to post what kind of information; instruct them when to sense risk or danger; and show them what to do about it.

Newsflash for Parents: Our Kids Would Rather Play With Us Than Watch TV

Romi Lassally | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Romi Lassally

57 women admitted to cheating while playing board games with their kids just to end the games. I confess to being one of these cheaters. But I might be cheating my kids out of more then a fair game.

Kids Start Social Networking Way Under The Age Limit In UK

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A survey of kids in the U.K. has found that a quarter of them have a presence on a social network--way below the age limit of 13. As well as proving t...

Kids Can Access Violent, Sex-Filled Online Worlds, FTC Warns

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Even a minimally savvy youngster can figure out how to access violent or explicitly sexual content in some virtual or Internet worlds, the Federal Tra...

Study: 20% Of 8-15 Year Olds Have Met Online Strangers In Real Life

The Guardian | John Carvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nearly a quarter of children between the ages of eight and 12 are evading the age restrictions imposed by social networking sites Facebook, Bebo and M...