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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...
Hold the Phone: What It's Like Not to Own a Cell Phone

Hold the Phone: What It's Like Not to Own a Cell Phone

Anna Fonté  11.12.2014
When people find out that I do not own a cellphone on purpose, they can move quickly from sympathy to scorn. I see it in their eyes: Suddenly,...
Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)

Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)

Ellen Huerta  11.12.2014
Finding that balance between the world in my hand and the world in front of me is hard, but I think it's a balance worth chasing. Just...
Navigating Relationships In A Digital World

Navigating Relationships In A Digital World

Ellie Burrows  11.10.2014
We are masters at digesting thoughts in 140-character sentences, stalking an ex lover, keeping up with the Ebola outbreak, scoring a Soul...