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Teens and Technology

Tech Distraction and 'Ill Communication'

Denise Lisi DeRosa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Denise Lisi DeRosa

In 1994 the Beastie Boys released their multi-platinum selling hip-hop album Ill Communication. The title, and lyrics throughout, reference the break-...

Nation's 'Father-in-Chief' Bans Phones From The Family Dinner Table

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

President Barack Obama made a simple request Wednesday to young people spending eight hours a day looking at their screens: Please look up. In announc...

6 Major Challenges Social Media Creates for Our Teenagers, and How to Parent Them

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Social media has taken over the lives of our teenagers. As parents we need to help our teenagers' balance the challenges social media brings with the needs the real world requires of them.

The Black Hole

Leena Khan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Leena Khan

We were 15 friends sitting inside under artificial lighting and our hands glued to our phones on a Friday, when the enticing warmth of the sun and delicate breeze was begging us to run around outside.

5 Ways To Actually Use The Internet For Good

Miribel Tran | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen
Miribel Tran

I believe that there is an urgent need to empower the young generation through effective use of social networking, or in general, social media.

Mom Gets Tired Of Teen Ignoring Her Calls, Invents An App To Solve The Problem

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents

Want your kids to stop ignoring your calls and text messages? There’s an app for that. Aptly called “Ignore No More,” the new app gives paren...

6 iPhone Apps That Are Totally Underrated

Devon Kerr | Posted 07.27.2014 | Teen
Devon Kerr

Besides the common apps like "Facebook," "2048" and "Candy Crush" that everyone has, I've also found a plethora of fantastic apps that I believe should be much more well-known. Here's a list of some of my favorite apps that I highly recommend downloading.

Hey Adults, Please Stop Stereotyping All Teens Who Use Social Media

Jaylen Bledsoe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Teen
Jaylen Bledsoe

We are the generation of social media, and we all look to each other to determine how we should be using it. For some weird reason, we all use it differently.

Sorry, But The World Doesn't Care About Your Daily Selfies

Eden Friedman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Teen
Eden Friedman

I love the Internet and its seemingly endless array of gifs of cats fitting into places I didn't know they could fit, but its offerings of guiltless, unnecessary self-expression is hurting how we relate to each other.

I'm An Emoji Queen And I'm Not Ashamed

Carly Valentine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Teen
Carly Valentine

We started all the way back at hieroglyphics which evolved after some time to old English which then transformed into modern English which then rapidly turned into "Cnt wait 2 c u l8r 2night," "LOL" and "BRB" and now it has seemed to turn back into the hieroglyphics.

What Adults Get Wrong About Social Media

Samantha Goodyear | Posted 07.01.2014 | Teen
Samantha Goodyear

Instead of discouraging youth in our use of the Internet, I think people should start encouraging us to use it for the right reasons instead of the wrong ones.

Why Using iPads In School Isn't What It's Cracked Up To Be

Erin Whitten | Posted 06.09.2014 | Teen
Erin Whitten

It is very intimidating when a toddler knows how to use technology better than a teenager. That shows how the next generation is going to be, but that needs to stop.

The 5 Types Of Photos You Secretly Hate To See On Instagram

Brandon Alvarado | Posted 06.03.2014 | Teen
Brandon Alvarado

For a moment, I am going to describe some of the Instagram photos that I have seen the most during my time on the site.

Beyond Texting: Face-to-Face Communication for Teens

Debra Fine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Debra Fine

Social media may be killing all of of our social skills.

An Important Message For Parents Of Teens

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents

It's not uncommon for parents to find something their child posted online that seems completely out of place. But danah boyd, social media scholar and...

Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat.

Nina Vir | Posted 05.06.2014 | Teen
Nina Vir

Over the course of the weekend, attendees meet like minded people, ship tons of code, learn about new technologies, occasionally nap and build awesome things. Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat. Literally.

The Secret Super Power Every Teen Has

Stefan Etienne | Posted 05.06.2014 | Teen
Stefan Etienne

The keys to the future are in this young generation's hands, and despite all the problems the world is facing, the youngest have the most tools than any other generation before to fix them -- or make them worse.

I Don't Want My Life To Be Like 'Her'

Helen Lu | Posted 04.22.2014 | Teen
Helen Lu

Also I guess we can say goodbye to the already little teacher to student interaction. Face-to-face teaching has always helped me maybe because it shows that the teacher actually cares, but thanks to the program we will be building better relationships with a computer.

5 Myths About Teens and Technology Every Parent Should Ignore

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Perle

I'm writing this article because I watch too many parents alienate themselves from teens because of the fear-mongering, techno-phobic myths they are inundated by in mainstream media.

This Teenager Has A Completely Beautiful Surprise

Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents

Although they theoretically keep us connected, smartphones, tablets and computers often pull us away from the people we love -- making friends and fam...

7 Practical Tips for Parenting Digital Natives

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Have the "edited reality" conversation. Anyone can edit themselves to appear smarter, funnier and nearly physically flawless. Teens are concrete and literal thinkers. When viewing status updates and birthday party photos, they may conclude "everyone" is having fun and they're "always" excluded.

Hey, Are You Paying Attention Right Now? (Probably Not)

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 02.05.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

The real question is, if you're doing your homework, checking Facebook and watching TV at the same time, are you really absorbing anything that's going on? The real answer is no, and that took me longer than I would like to admit to realize.

Teens' (Hilarious) Reactions To Smart Phones

Posted 10.29.2013 | Teen

"Is that guy taking a selfie while proposing?" Yes, he is, and the proof is in the latest edition of the "Teens React" series by the Fine Bros, whe...

What Made Me Delete My Facebook Account

Odelia Kaly | Posted 11.26.2013 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

Our technology is always changing. This is a fact that we are taking note of and embracing, but what we have yet to fully acknowledge as a species is that both humans and technology must adapt to one another. One can't surpass the other.

Why Our Generation Is More Special Than You Think

Dani Blum | Posted 09.15.2013 | Teen
Dani Blum

I have to believe that this generation is special, darn it. We have the power to succeed, to actually make a difference, to catalyze a positive change in a world that never stops churning. We're a dedicated bunch, loyal as heck, built on a steady dosage of SnapChats from our BFFs.