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Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

Most members of Generation Z can't imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Nearly one in four teens reports being online...

Is Sharenting Harming Our Kids?

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Helene Cohen Bludman

What seems benign now could be a psychological tsunami someday, with aftershocks for years to come. We parents are essentially imprinting our kids' digital footprint in the sands of time without their consent, with no understanding of the potential ramifications down the road.

8 Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Megan Maas | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Megan Maas

Do you know what your kids are doing online? Keeping your kids safe online is a lot harder than you think.

Poll: Millennials Don't Trust Social Media For Politics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2014 | Media

Millennials may be the social media generation, but they don't trust it for political news. That's according to Fusion's new "Millennial Attitudes"...

The 3 C's of Media Use

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Online homework assignments can offer engagement and instruction for students without the need for parental assistance.

Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

Diana Graber | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Staring down at your phone for the greater part of the day can't be good for anyone. Yet short of prying those devices from the hands of our kids (hard to do when most of us have our own phone in the other hand), there's got to be a way to help them live a more balanced life.

How Long Can Teens Live Without Social Media?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's face it, our teens live in a new world which most of us absolutely and without a doubt did not grow up in. Our teens live in one world where they are in face-to-face contact with others as well as in living a virtual world with others.

3 Cost-Effective Ways Brands Can Achieve Marketing Success With the Young Urban Population

Shawn Prez | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Shawn Prez

An audience wants to feel included as part of your brand experience -- not like a second thought that is less important than another demographic. By not fully targeting the urban youth community, marketers may be ignoring an incredibly viable market.

Public Schools Must Embrace Social Media

Joel Gagne | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Joel Gagne

The disrupted digital status quo introduces compelling new opportunities for schools. Central to the ongoing digital revolution of the past two decades is a clear lesson.

Executives Using Social Media -- A Waste of Time?

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daniel Newman

As a startup CEO and someone that has spent the majority my career in a leadership capacity, I have seen social media as part of my job for as long as I realized its viability for building a brand.

Pressing The Bar

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Responding to an email, text message or new Facebook post in response to vibration or sound is remarkably similar to the behavior of B.F. Skinner's fixated rodents that unnerved me so long ago.

5 Ways That Social Media Can Make a Bad Day Worse

Uloop | Posted 04.09.2013 | College

We've all done it. We have all had a bad day where someone or something upsets us so much that we need to let out our frustration and disbelief. Something still needs to be said. Right? Wrong.

Five Ways to Not Get Sued When Posting on Social Networking Sites: A Warning From Virginia

Heidi Golledge | Posted 02.06.2013 | Technology
Heidi Golledge

Wherever your paranoia falls, social media sites must be used carefully. For employers, Facebook can be a glimpse into your nights and weekends and Twitter can be a look at your real feelings.

Common Sense Media Report Shines Positive Light on Kids and Social Media

Larry Magid | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

The report stands in sharp contrast to some naysayers who worry that Facebook might cause social and emotional distress, depression or social isolation.