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Thank You, Vermont, For Making Me Get Off The Internet

Thank You, Vermont, For Making Me Get Off The Internet

Paul Cantor  02.17.2016
Our guide didn't give a shit about photos. He didn't even have a phone. And he appeared to be really enjoying himself. Riding, guiding,...
14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

Ann Brenoff  02.17.2016
  Netflix & Chill illustration by Metro.co.uk. The last time someone mentioned scoring a dime to me, I looked around to...
I Don't Have a Smartphone

I Don't Have a Smartphone

Gina Ciliberto  02.16.2016
There is nothing wrong with smartphones. All smartphones don't cause all of us to behave a certain way. If -- when -- I upgrade to a smartphone,...
The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About

The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About

Ann Brenoff  02.16.2016
Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens' and preteens'...
Hasbro Doesn't Want Kids To Turn Into iPhone Zombies

Hasbro Doesn't Want Kids To Turn Into iPhone Zombies

Damon Beres  02.15.2016
NEW YORK -- There's a connection between "Star Wars" and "Bop It." No, Rey's not about to battle any dark Jedi by "twisting it," but the...
Screenagers, and Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Screenagers, and Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Susan Stiffelman  02.15.2016
Parents need to establish clear guidelines, so our children's relationship with their devices doesn't take over their lives, or sabotage...
How Unplugging Helped Me Reduce My Anxiety and Stress Levels

How Unplugging Helped Me Reduce My Anxiety and Stress Levels

Jamie Scanlon  02.11.2016
My anxiety that sat in my chest for so long has subsided. I feel clearer during the day and fresh like I did in my youth. I feel like there...
Tech-Savvy Kids Forgetting How to Make Conversation

Tech-Savvy Kids Forgetting How to Make Conversation

Susan Stiffelman  02. 9.2016
Our children learn far more from watching us than from our scoldings or lectures. Is your phone on the table at meal time? Do you carry...
Here's What Happened When I Quit Social Media

Here's What Happened When I Quit Social Media

Bailey Gaddis  02. 9.2016
When I gave up the screen-feed, my life woke up.
Kids, Safety and Social Media

Kids, Safety and Social Media

Denise Lisi DeRosa  02. 6.2016
Safer Internet Day is Tuesday, February 9th. To celebrate this important event, I want to do my part to move the conversation forward....
Was This Dad Right To Spy On His Teenage Daughter?

Was This Dad Right To Spy On His Teenage Daughter?

Ann Brenoff  02. 5.2016
One of the lowest hanging fruits on the parenting tree are those ubiquitous apps that keep track of your kids for you. Notice I didn't...
Racy Super Bowl Ads Aren't Dead -- They're Just Online

Racy Super Bowl Ads Aren't Dead -- They're Just Online

Common Sense Media  02. 4.2016
Everyone knows that half the fun of the Super Bowl is the commercials. With advertisers paying $5 million per 30-second spot, the results...
The Reason We Use Technology Is the Reason to Turn It Off

The Reason We Use Technology Is the Reason to Turn It Off

Gabriella van Rij  02. 1.2016
It made me realize that at the end of the day, with all of our smartphone use and our TV viewing and our tablet browsing -- we're all after...