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Connected Video Gaming Advice for Parents

Denise Lisi DeRosa | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Denise Lisi DeRosa

The specific concerns parents have about gaming are very similar to the overall issues parents have with regard to technology: time spent, interaction with strangers, and inappropriate content.

What Parents Don't Get About Snapchat

Diana Graber | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Diana Graber

Hearing from my daughter that she was using the app to keep abreast of news (not her primary usage of Snapchat to be sure), only confirmed what I've long been thinking. Snapchat is the app to watch. Here's why.

Teen Gives Harrowing Account Of What She Says Happened When She Ran Away With A 41-Year-Old Man She Met Online

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 08.12.2016 | Dr. Phil

On November 8, 2015, a 15-year-old Brooklyn, Ohio teen went outside to walk her dog and didn’t return. A massive search was carried out and after 23...

How to Find 'Vault' Photo Apps

Denise Lisi DeRosa | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Denise Lisi DeRosa

The Colorado sexting story that has been all over the news is a teaching moment for all of us, including parents. Mom and dad, this is your opportunity to have that uncomfortable conversation with your kids and teens about sexting and other harmful online behaviors.

5 Apps To Spy On Your Kids Without Them Knowing

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have the kind of relationship with them in which they tell you -- truthfully. But for those whose ...

7 Things You Need To Know About What Your Teens Are Doing Online

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.10.2015 | Fifty

Let's just start with the obvious: We all want to trust our kids to do the right thing and the idea of spying on them -- on- or off-line -- makes us f...

Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology

Facebook is like indoor plumbing: You can live without it, but it’s uncomfortable. It’s thus little surprise to learn a new study has found te...

SXSW Highlights Nation's (In)security -- and Families' Too

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

At BookPeople, Austin's leading -- and unalloyedly magnificent -- independent bookstore, boyd encountered the same somewhat awestruck reaction as she's met elsewhere in her bookstore tour from Charlottesville to New York to Seattle.

A BIG Change For Teens On Facebook

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc removed a restriction for users under 18 that previously limited who could see their online postings from photos to musings o...

Where Teens Go Instead of Facebook (and Why You Should Too)

Yahoo! | Becky Worley | Posted 06.20.2013 | Fifty

Remember a few years back, when teenagers left MySpace in droves for this new thing called Facebook? Grown-ups soon followed suit (not that they were ...

Online Reputation Management Is Finally Being Recognized by Teens

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Online Reputation Management isn't just for businesses; teens are finally learning their cyber-life can determine their future.

Spring Break, Teens, and Online Reputation

Sue Scheff | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

Online reputation isn't just for teens. If you are looking for a job, own a business, or are a professional, you are being searched online! It is a fact that more and more people use search engines to poke into your digital image -- many won't give you a second glance if it is tainted.

Parents Have No Idea What Kids Are Doing Online

Reuters | Gianna Palmer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Technology

By Gianna Palmer NEW YORK (Reuters) - More and more teenagers are hiding their online activity from their parents, according to a U.S. ...

Parents, Do You Have A Clue What Your Teen Does Online?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Seventy percent of teens saying they lie to their parents about where they go, and what they do, online.

Tumblr Revises Policy On Self-Harm Content, Bans 'Hunger Blogs'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

In the wake of the Huffington Post's recent exposé on the rapidly growing teenage "thinspo" community on Tumblr, which promotes and glorifies anorexi...

Down The Rabbit Hole: The Mysterious World Parents Must Explore

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Each year since you left high school makes you that much more likely to see the "latest" technological thing as a bit of a mystery that you leave, with a resigned smile, to the next group in line. So your assignment today is to immerse yourself in something that doesn't seem like something you would "get."

Virtual Hugging Website Spreads Love Across Interwebs

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

Forget Disneyland -- there's a new happiest place on Earth, or at least on the internet. If you got dumped, failed a test, were deferred from your dre...

Are Blogs Better For Teens Than Diaries? New Study Says Yes

Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

We here at HuffPost High School knew it all along (not to brag, or anything), but now there's the research to back it up -- a new study by the America...

News Flash: Online Teens Actually Heed Parents' Advice

Larry Magid | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

A study released last week by the Pew Internet and American Life Project had what might be surprising news about online teens. They actually listen to parental advice.

Teaching Girls How To Be Smarter Online

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.22.2011 | Women

Unless you monitor every key stroke your daughter makes, you probably don't know the extent of socializing she does online. There are already 7.5 mill...