Today, 2.5 billion people don't have access to toilets. Investing in sanitation leads to healthier people and stronger communities. The Bill & Mel...
Technology solutions offer parents powerful tools to protect children from online risks, but education remains critical in empowering young users to follow safe practices and gain Internet independence.
Yesterday was Safer Internet Day 2013, and I find myself asking folks again and again, "Do you know how your children are accessing the Internet?"
Watching TV doesn't necessarily equal zoning out -- kids' brains may actually be picking up cues for maturation from naturalistic educational programming. How's that for an argument for keeping PBS funded?
One of the messages in "Little Children Big Challenges" is that parents need to care for themselves in healthy ways in order to be effective parents. Much of difficulty that children experience is when their parents are distracted and distressed.
Have you ever cried watching Sesame Street? I did, today.
The recent accusations of sexual abuse against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash have been tragic for all concerned, especially the alleged teenage victims. But I would be remiss in my obligations as a cultural critic if I didn't take this opportunity to reflect on Elmo himself.
Not to be all elementary, or more accurately pre-schooly, but are we really going to let our tax policy be determined by a guy named Grover? You've got to be kidding me.
When my kids come into the living room playing out some imaginary scene with their well-loved Elmo dolls, I won't make any heroic effort to leap over the sofa, tear them out of their hands, and toss the Muppets far away like live grenades.
Contrary to the popular myths, the wild turkey can fly. As the recent election has proven, so can we, if, like that original American bird, we keep close to the ground.
Not only do American families want government-supported public broadcasting, they need it now more than ever.
Recently, I read an article that said many boomers prefer the term "TV generation" over baby boomer, and I strongly identify with that.
America's Report Card sets itself the task of educating Americans about the status of its children, and in this respect it is a wake up call. But the report limits itself to the policy recommendation of "we must do better by our children." I'd like to connect dots and draw lessons.
What does Gov. Romney's proposal to eliminate the federal appropriation for public broadcasting actually mean for Big Bird's livelihood?
I always thought that Mickey Mouse should be the mascot for America -- smart, sassy, and enterprising. At other times, most recently, I thought ...