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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—...
The 7 Must-Have Apps For Middle-Aged People

The 7 Must-Have Apps For Middle-Aged People

Ann Brenoff  05.24.2016
Yes, there really is an App for that -- for everything -- and new ones come to market every day. But what's out there that is truly...
We're Getting Closer To Leaving Home Without Phones, And This Thing Is The Key

We're Getting Closer To Leaving Home Without Phones, And This Thing Is The Key

Damon Beres  05.23.2016
Most adults own a smartphone. Many say they couldn't live without one.  But wouldn't it be awesome if we weren't so dependent on...
What You Don't See When I'm On My Phone Around My Children

What You Don't See When I'm On My Phone Around My Children

Angela Ashton Smith  05.23.2016
I take photos of my children, and in moments when they seem to feel less than special, I pull them out and we retell the stories within...
Kerry Washington's Reason For Taking A Digital Detox Is Perfect

Kerry Washington's Reason For Taking A Digital Detox Is Perfect

Lindsay Holmes  05.19.2016
By now, many of us are well aware of the benefits to be gained from taking a tech break -- and of course, that extends to some of the busiest...
We Spend More Time Watching Netflix Than With Our Friends

We Spend More Time Watching Netflix Than With Our Friends

Lindsay Holmes  05.16.2016
There's a saying that goes, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with." If that's really the case, then most...