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This App Wants To Save You From The Smartphone Zombie Apocalypse

This App Wants To Save You From The Smartphone Zombie Apocalypse

Priscilla Frank  07.28.2016
Many city dwellers spend the majority of their days face-deep in screens. From the moment we wake up and swipe our iPhone alarms into...
10 Things I Know About Your Kids

10 Things I Know About Your Kids

Paige McKenzie  07.26.2016
Your kids tell me stuff. Lots of stuff. Really personal stuff. Your kids tell me all the things you have warned them not to tell strangers...
Violence -- Both Real And Virtual -- Has A Serious Effect On Children

Violence -- Both Real And Virtual -- Has A Serious Effect On Children

Reuters  07.22.2016
By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians, parents, industry and policymakers need to join forces to limit children’s exposure...
Welcome To The Library Hiding In A Garden Hiding In New York City

Welcome To The Library Hiding In A Garden Hiding In New York City

Katherine Brooks  07. 5.2016
The earliest book ever published on American insects (1797, for the record) sits in a massive library in the Bronx, and fewer people...
21 Recommendations For Anyone Who Wants To Read Books And Chill

21 Recommendations For Anyone Who Wants To Read Books And Chill

Katherine Brooks  06.30.2016
It's summer. You have visions of beaches, ice-cold beverages, and three-day weekends rolling around in your brain. Sure, maybe winter...
Having Adults As Social Media Friends Is Good For Teens

Having Adults As Social Media Friends Is Good For Teens

Ann Brenoff  06.22.2016
Prevailing wisdom advises adults to steer clear of befriending teens on social media sites for several reasons: For one, the teens --...
A Father-Son Talk For The Digital Age

A Father-Son Talk For The Digital Age

Common Sense Media  06.21.2016
In honor of Father's Day, my son Jesse, 12, and I answered questions about the role media and technology play in our lives and our relationship....
Why Schools Should Provide One Laptop Per Child

Why Schools Should Provide One Laptop Per Child

The Conversation US  06.20.2016
We found students with laptops wrote more frequently across a wider variety of genres. They also received more feedback on their writing....
Do You Spend Way Too Much Time On Your Phone? There's A 'Slumpie' For That

Do You Spend Way Too Much Time On Your Phone? There's A 'Slumpie' For That

Priscilla Frank  06.16.2016
We've all been there. Your phone buzzes, you checked out the issue, respond cleverly as usual, and then hover for a moment, contemplating...
This Explains Why Social Media Is Irresistible To Teen Brains

This Explains Why Social Media Is Irresistible To Teen Brains

Anna Almendrala  06. 1.2016
If you have teenagers or know them, you’ll agree they always seem to be glued to their smartphones -- or, more precisely, the social...
Tech Distraction and 'Ill Communication'

Tech Distraction and 'Ill Communication'

Denise Lisi DeRosa  06. 1.2016
In 1994 the Beastie Boys released their multi-platinum selling hip-hop album Ill Communication. The title, and lyrics throughout, reference...
Why It Might Be Time To Go On A Digital Dating Diet

Why It Might Be Time To Go On A Digital Dating Diet

Treva Brandon  05.27.2016
Having trouble losing that extra 10 lbs. of online dating frustration? Here's a suggestion: Go on a digital dating diet. It's not a breakup,...
Eye-Opening Photos Show How Damaging Social Media Can Be

Eye-Opening Photos Show How Damaging Social Media Can Be

Taylor Pittman  05.26.2016
To see how technology has impacted her family members, Chelsey Hale decided to capture the moments when they were wrapped up in social...
College Chancellor Decides His Cell Phone Is More Important Than Graduation

College Chancellor Decides His Cell Phone Is More Important Than Graduation

Tyler Kingkade  05.25.2016
Photos show Alamo Colleges chancellor on phone as graduating students cross stage https://t.co/MjGk8cf1nT via @mySA pic.twitter.com/qk9zgDV6sk—...