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How The Tech Elite Really Introduce Their Kids To Technology

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

The wake-up call for Peter Orban came the day his oldest son strode into the kitchen and announced he'd joined Facebook. Nine years old at the time,...

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.

Fighting The Internet Invasion Of Childhood

Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living

From inside the fortress of her bedroom, my 10-year-old daughter launches guerrilla warfare. Her weapon: piercing screams....

It's Time to Demand More From Mobile Media

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lesli Rotenberg

What I have learned is that while of course we should set limits on our kids' screen time, the issue is less about time spent with media or which devices we use; rather, we need to pay attention to the content that is being served up on those devices.

How to Control Your Kid's Smartphone Addiction

Michael Gilin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michael Gilin

We indeed live in a super technological era, but it doesn't mean that kids should grow completely digitized.

Louis C.K. and the New Bawdy Mystic

Mark Morford | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

Behold, here comes Louis C.K., this generation's bawdy philosopher/guru masquerading as curmudgeon jackass comic, throwing his particular brand of often brilliant, deadpan observational wisdom all over the digital zeitgeist.

Catherine Pearson

No, Parents Are Not Sticking Their Kids In Front Of Smartphones | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents

BlackBerrys, iPhones and tablets are everywhere these days, but they haven't significantly changed how moms and dads parent their young kids, accordin...

The Touch-Screen Generation, Digital Natives, Your Kids!

Leslie Hendry | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Leslie Hendry

Just three years old, tablets, and the iPad in particular, have turned out to be phenomenal tools for the under-six set. At no other time have parents had a sophisticated and user-friendly product that demonstrates kids' innate logic and abilities.

Raising the Digital Generation

Andy Miah | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Andy Miah

Before my son was born, digital technology engulfed his life. We spent money on a 4D ultrasound scan, which gave us a glimpse of him a few weeks before he arrived. We used apps on our mobile phones to monitor my wife's contractions and his first few minutes were captured on a digital camera.

Is Technology Creating a Family Divide?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Times have changed. New technology offers children independence from their parents' involvement in their social lives, with the use of mobile phones, instant messaging, and social networking sites.

A Look at Recent Findings on Technology in the Classroom

Drew Hendricks | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

With a supportive community and teachers who are willing to be trained and embrace technology in their classes, students of every age are sure to benefit from the many tools and skills technology can offer.

Is Technology Making Your Children Mindless Instead of Mindful?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Between the unlimited exposure to technology and the often nonstop, overscheduled lives that so many children lead these days, there is little opportunity for them to ever experience anything that approximates a Zen-like mindfulness or calm.

Tablets Dominate the Toy Aisle

Eric Levin | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology
Eric Levin

What one may find surprising is the fact that the hottest products in the toy industry right now aren't technically toys -- yup, that's right, they're tablets.

Kids and Moms and Tech Part I: The Reverse Titanic Syndrome

Robin Raskin | Posted 12.28.2012 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Each year at the International CES we host a series of exhibits and conferences that look at the other 70 percent (moms and kids) and how they use gear and gadgets differently than most of the engineers who create them.

Jason Gilbert

How Old Should Your Kid Be Before You Buy Him A Tablet? | Jason Gilbert | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

The Arnova ChildPad. The Oregon Scientific Meep. The Toys R' Us Nabeo 7. The LeapFrog LeapPad 2. Ever more of these specially made, kid-friendly, ...

Must-Read Articles On Family And Technology

Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents

Our Screen Sense page will be frequently updated with articles about the intersection of technology and family life. We'll post reports about innovati...

What Does 'No More Average' Mean for our Kids?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

What does being on the cutting edge really mean? Does this mean we succumb to the pressure of spending a fortune on camp so that our children can program iPhones at the tender age of 10?

Digital Natives

David Sable | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
David Sable

Far from this being a world of digital natives, we live in a world where age compression on one end and longevity on the other have created -- for the first time that I know -- a continuum of purpose and value between the oldest and the youngest.

Digitizing the Outdoors: Can Gaming Be the Gateway to Nature?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Danielle Moodie-Mills

If we could entice these tech savvy kids with the natural world through games, not only could we begin to reverse the sedentary indoor childhood trend, but build conservation stewards of tomorrow -- one click at a time.

The Reality Of Kids And Screen Time

| Posted 12.25.2011 | Parents

By Caroline Knorr (Click here to read original article.) Did you read to your kids today? Did you park them in front of the television? Did you han...

Teach Kids Healthy Social Media Habits by Having Them Yourself

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

With school around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about the type of digital home you want to have and inch towards a more healthy one.

iPhone: High-Tech Child Abuse?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Parents who use their iPhones as the default means of occupying their children are, at best, doing a disservice to them and, at worst, may be doing some real harm to their long-term development.