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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...
How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

Katya Andresen  12. 3.2014
My view is that it's always a good choice to read to your children. Reading has been shown to diminish stress, improve concentration, fuel...
Happy Thinks-giving

Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell  11.26.2014
Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No...
Captured? You Might Have Fallen Victim to FOMM!

Captured? You Might Have Fallen Victim to FOMM!

Susan Pearse  11.24.2014
A few years ago I learnt a valuable lesson about capturing memories. Perhaps I was following the lead of other parents. But as I videoed...
Online Safety: What Does It Mean To You?

Online Safety: What Does It Mean To You?

Sue Scheff  11.21.2014
Everyone talks about online safety and we all need to implement it into our cyber-worlds but have you ever truly sat down and thought about...
The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Kindness

The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Kindness

Dr. Jodi Gold  11.20.2014
Most parents teach their children to be kind and caring -- but only IRL (in real life). So how do we teach Digital Kindness? My list of...
Why I Think I Need to Break Up With the Internet

Why I Think I Need to Break Up With the Internet

Amy Alabaster  11.20.2014
Unfortunately, walking away from technology completely is not an option. So I decided to write the Internet a "Dear John" letter instead....
These Grown-Ups Are Making a Living Playing With Toys Online, and Internet Kids Love It!

These Grown-Ups Are Making a Living Playing With Toys Online, and Internet Kids Love It!

Melissa Maypole  11.19.2014
As I began to investigate a bit, I found out that there are quite a few adults making toy videos on YouTube as their full-time jobs. One...
3 Keys to Raising a Compassionate Child

3 Keys to Raising a Compassionate Child

Lauren Stevens  11.13.2014
I remember, in vivid detail, lying on the couch, silently crying after having suffered my second miscarriage. My despair was momentarily...
Let's Disconnect to Connect this Holiday Season and Teach Kids the Value of Caring

Let's Disconnect to Connect this Holiday Season and Teach Kids the Value of Caring

Daniel Horgan  11.13.2014
While parents are consumed with their iPads and phones, their children are modeling their actions by being engrossed in games or listening...