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Battling Digital Monsters

Battling Digital Monsters

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney  05. 4.2015
Parents, let's face it. Our children's social lives are more complex, more challenging and frightening than ever before. The playing field...
Is Social Media A Friend Or Foe To Moms?

Is Social Media A Friend Or Foe To Moms?

Sara Chana Silverstein  05. 1.2015
I make my way to the kitchen and crash into my 19-year-old, who is posing for a 'selfie' with his new haircut. "Sorry, Mom," he says sheepishly...
How to Turn Screen Time into Family Time

How to Turn Screen Time into Family Time

Smart Parents  04.29.2015
I loved playing Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? when I was a kid. That was back when games came on disks that were carefully slotted...
What Is Image-based Social Media Doing To The Lives Of Teens?

What Is Image-based Social Media Doing To The Lives Of Teens?

BritChick Paris  04.27.2015
rands, celebrities and opinion-formers have a moral responsibility to show the truth -- that NO ONE has unblemished skin and that cellulite...
15 Crucial Emojis That Are Still Missing

15 Crucial Emojis That Are Still Missing

Allison Bagley  04.26.2015
If emojis were designed to save time in digital communication, in addition to releasing more diverse options it would have been nice to...
Learning To Pop The Bubble

Learning To Pop The Bubble

Jennifer Lizza  04.23.2015
When I was a child, we played outside for hours without any adult supervision. My mom checked on us and gave us lunch while she was inside...
The Most Disturbing YouTube Videos (And What to Do About Them)

The Most Disturbing YouTube Videos (And What to Do About Them)

Common Sense Media  04.21.2015
If your kid has watched fight videos, avoid blaming or shaming. Curiosity, vicarious thrills, fascination and pure entertainment value...
Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence?

Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence?

Suren Ramasubbu  04.20.2015
It seems that technology does not bode particularly well for Emotional Intelligence. That however, does not demonize technology.
10 Strategies to Help Kids Use Smartphones Wisely And Prevent Cyberbullying

10 Strategies to Help Kids Use Smartphones Wisely And Prevent Cyberbullying

Signe Whitson  04.17.2015
Help your young person understand that this gift of a smartphone is qualitatively different than presents of the past. A smartphone is...
The Allure of Technology for Young Learners

The Allure of Technology for Young Learners

Dr. Rebecca Palacios  04.16.2015
Children need a balance of activities, including lots of physical play and movement, non-screen-based learning and reading; and healthy...
Why Don't Parents Care About Online Safety?

Why Don't Parents Care About Online Safety?

Diana Graber  04.15.2015
How is it that a society so protective of children offline has left them largely unsupervised online? On this virtual playground, where...
The Day I Stopped Being A Zombie Parent!

The Day I Stopped Being A Zombie Parent!

Eleni Makedonas  04.13.2015
Maybe it's time we put the cameras away and allow the picture to develop in our minds instead of on a memory card
9 Cell Phone Rules to Share with Your Sitter

9 Cell Phone Rules to Share with Your Sitter

Lynn Perkins  04.10.2015
Determine your policy on your sitter taking photos or videos of your kids and set rules around sharing them on social media. Would you...
Google!  Stop Sneaking Ads to Kids Through Your YouTube Kids App!

Google! Stop Sneaking Ads to Kids Through Your YouTube Kids App!

Nell Minow  04. 9.2015
Family-friendly is more than avoiding bad words, nudity, and violence. When it comes to children, who have not yet been taught how to know...