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Online Relationships Are Real

Online Relationships Are Real

The Atlantic  10. 3.2014
Social media filters relationships whether we like it or not, and many young people no longer draw a distinction between real and digital...
Slow Tech Living Brings Tech Health

Slow Tech Living Brings Tech Health

Janell Burley Hofmann  10. 1.2014
Slow Tech doesn't refer to your Internet connection or lack of tech knowledge, it's about mindfulness. It's about using technology deliberately...

RESPECT: Makes Young People Safer Online

Larry Magid  09.30.2014
Something as complex as the way we interact with connected technology can't really be reduced to a soundbite or even an acronym, but that...
No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

Jodi B. Katzman  09.29.2014
've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and...
If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

Common Sense Media  09.29.2014
Top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've found some cool apps...
Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

Stephanie Duncan Caceres  09.29.2014
Christian's room was dark, except for a small blue glow. At 2:37 a.m., he was texting in his bed; I entered Matthew's room and discovered...
The Greatest Picture I Never Took

The Greatest Picture I Never Took

Josh Misner, Ph.D.  09.26.2014
I began to wonder if I've started "chasing memories" -- deliberately manipulating our actions and behaviors so as to capture the perfect...
High School Angst in a Digital World

High School Angst in a Digital World

Jean-Paul Bedard  09.26.2014
To be honest, my initial reaction was to be pissed off, and that quickly segued into construing an argument to justify my behavior. I...
Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

Sara Kloek  09.25.2014
With over one million apps in the stores, it can be difficult to find just the right app for your kids. And it's even more difficult to...
He's 8. He's Already Asking.

He's 8. He's Already Asking.

Sarah Walton  09.25.2014
How many times do I answer a question from my kids while typing on the computer or phone? How many times do I say, "Hang on just one sec..."...
I'm Addicted To The Cloud

I'm Addicted To The Cloud

Chris Bernholdt  09.24.2014
Often, I catch myself reaching for it when I should just keep looking with my own eyes. It is always calling to me, and I can't stop answering....
Child's Play Is No Joke: A Mother and Toymaker's Mission to Unplug Playtime

Child's Play Is No Joke: A Mother and Toymaker's Mission to Unplug Playtime

Mary Beth Minton  09.24.2014
As another beautiful sunny day was hastily snuffed out by the whipping of heavy drapes across the window to avoid the glare in the screen,...
We Turned Off the TV

We Turned Off the TV

Allison Hart  09.22.2014
Five hours. It took five hours for my 7.5 year old to figure out how to play without the help of technology or the undivided attention...
Is Connectedness Slipping Through Our Texting, Tweeting Fingers? Recent Headlines Suggest We Should Be Worried

Is Connectedness Slipping Through Our Texting, Tweeting Fingers? Recent Headlines Suggest We Should Be Worried

Sarah Cunningham  09.18.2014
I believe that although we all define and experience friendship differently, the principles of relationships are the same for all of us....