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You Do NOT Want To Be The Parent In This Facebook Horror Story

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Jennie Shulkin

Just as Facebook strengthens connections between peers, it can also enhance bonds between family members by allowing them to stay updated on each other's lives and maintain contact easily. However, there are many Facebook functions, that if used inappropriately, can drag you across a boundary from which your child or grandchild would have preferred to remain uncrossed.

8 Helpful Hints On Being Your Kid's Facebook Friend

Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

Your son or daughter has finally accepted your friend request. Now what? Here are eight tips to make the most of the relationship -- without irritatin...

Digital Identities: Who Are You When You're Online?

Danya Braunstein | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Danya Braunstein

Most people these days understand the fundamental rule of online privacy, which is that you don't directly write about other people without their permission. But isn't it strange that this doesn't extend to children, who are unable to give informed consent to having their information shared publicly?

Is Technology Creating a Family Divide?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Times have changed. New technology offers children independence from their parents' involvement in their social lives, with the use of mobile phones, instant messaging, and social networking sites.

Ahhh Facebook, You Are a Cruel Mistress

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Yes, I have to admit -- I'm really into it now. I blog and tweet things. I'm not only on Facebook, but I'm on Google+ too. And my kids? I've left them in the dust. They don't even know what Hootsuite is. I mean, how out of it are they?

LOOK: 7-Year-Old's Hilarious Drawing About Facebook

Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

Title: "Allergic To Facebook" Author: Victoria Age: 7 Assignment: "The teacher had the kids create their 'memory books' for the end of the sc...

18 Parenting Tweets We Loved This Week

Posted 09.03.2012 | Parents

What does it take to be a great parenting tweeter? Most of the moms and dads who make our weekly roundup come to the computer with some combination of...

What's Your Biggest Social Media Fear?

Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Social media can be an invaluable tool: a forum for sharing news and anecdotes, somewhat offensive ecards, a font of crowdsourced information and a co...

Bedtime Is...

Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents

To the chagrin of many tired moms and dads -- and the (mock) surprise of one of Twitter's most opinionated toddlers -- the elaborate routine known as ...

The Week's Best Parenting Tweets

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

One of Twitter's valuable lessons for parents is this: whatever you're dealing with, someone has probably been there before. Whether you're trying des...

What's The Deepest Question Your Kid Has Ever Asked?

Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents

Has your son or daughter ever ask a question so unexpected it stopped you right in your tracks? Or come up with a statement so deep, you think you've ...