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Our Family's Time OFF Has Turned into Time ON... LINE

Our Family's Time OFF Has Turned into Time ON... LINE

Susan Stiffelman  12.30.2014
If you walk into our house after dinner, you'll see five people each staring at a screen. How can I get my family to unplug and spend some...
How To Be Lonely In America

How To Be Lonely In America

Carlota Zimmerman  12.29.2014
Believe that your Twitter/Facebook followers are truly your friends. Invest more time and effort in wooing, and keeping, their approval,...
Newer (and Better) Recommendations on Screen Time for Young Children

Newer (and Better) Recommendations on Screen Time for Young Children

Christopher J. Ferguson  12.29.2014
Increasingly our world is a wired one. But keeping our children away from screens entirely may never have been the best of ideas.
A New Year's Resolution to Tame the Media Beast

A New Year's Resolution to Tame the Media Beast

Michelle Cove  12.23.2014
Media is not inherently good or bad. It's a messenger, a powerful way to get ideas across to a mass number of people.
8 Ways to Unplug Your Holidays

8 Ways to Unplug Your Holidays

Common Sense Media  12.19.2014
What's topping your kids' holiday wish lists this year? Chances are it has a screen, Internet access and games. With a little planning...
Safe Movie Watching Guidelines For Children

Safe Movie Watching Guidelines For Children

Andrea Nair  12.18.2014
Movies can create an environment for family relaxation, snuggles, and great conversations, but they can also be the fodder for nightmares....
Can You Use Social Media Too Much? Signs to Watch Out for

Can You Use Social Media Too Much? Signs to Watch Out for

Kevin Deegan  12.17.2014
Checking into your social media accounts could be a daily occurrence for you, or perhaps it is something you do morning, noon and night,...
The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.  12.16.2014
With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents...
5 Hot Tech Toys for Kids in 2014

5 Hot Tech Toys for Kids in 2014

Common Sense Media  12.12.2014
They say good things come in small packages. Tech toys may not be the biggest items your kids will unwrap this year, but they certainly...
What Is It About Anonymous Apps That Kids Love?

What Is It About Anonymous Apps That Kids Love?

Diana Graber  12.11.2014
You'd think with all the bad press anonymous apps like Yik Yak, Secret, Ask.fm, and Whisper get, we'd have heard the last of them, right?...
In Pursuit of Light

In Pursuit of Light

James M. Chesbro  12.10.2014
I do not think anyone should feel ashamed for not feeling the way all the screens tell us we should feel. If you are sad while we are farthest...
Respecting Age Restrictions And Privacy Policies

Respecting Age Restrictions And Privacy Policies

Sue Scheff  12. 9.2014
If some parents are lacking in privacy policy understanding, is that an excuse not to respect age restrictions on social media sites?
How to Introduce Your Kids to Internet Ethics

How to Introduce Your Kids to Internet Ethics

Suren Ramasubbu  12. 5.2014
It is easy to teach a child that stealing other people's pencils, crayons -- "stuff" -- is unacceptable and, more importantly punishable....
Am I The Only Parent Who Thinks Today's Homework Load Is Insane?

Am I The Only Parent Who Thinks Today's Homework Load Is Insane?

Michael Levin  12. 4.2014
My children, my wife and I are slaves to homework. Play is a rarity. The homework load is mind-boggling. My ninth grader has three hours...