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Kids and Technology

5 Ways Kids Can Surf the Web Safer This Summer

Ivory Thompson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Ivory Thompson

For kids, summer means freedom and spending time with friends but that extra time on their hands can also mean more time to find trouble and where else but on the internet?

7 Ways Your Family Can Embrace The Slow Tech Movement

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

Slow Tech parenting isn't about perfection; it's about awareness. It's about knowing what works for your family, what aligns with your values and beliefs and above all what matters enough to protect and preserve as a parent.

My 10 Commandments of Screen Time and Technology Use

Cate Pane | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Cate Pane

Thou shall not bear false witness about the amount of screen time in thy family life. Thou shall not relax technology use guidelines when thou art weary.

This Documentary Has More to Offer Than Lemurs

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.04.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

I thought this movie would be a story of a specific lemur living in Madagascar, but I was very wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for the wonderful adventure I experienced. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a fantastic documentary that every animal or nature lover will enjoy.

10 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Give My Children Handheld Devices

Megan Egbert | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Megan Egbert

I'd rather have my kids using technology and handheld devices with me beside them. Where I can engage with them, answer questions and limit content if I have concerns.

The World Our Children Will Never Know

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Jason P. Stadtlander

I look back on the world I grew up in, and no matter how much I explain or try to show my children what it was like, I realize that they will never completely understand the world in which so many of us lived.

Mind Your Mobile Manners: Your Kids Are Watching

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Jeana Lee Tahnk

Mobile manners are passed down and although they should be dictated by common sense, daily instances of egregious tech etiquette seem to indicate otherwise. Here are a few suggestions on how to set the right example.

What Today's Kids Will Never Appreciate About Technology

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

What will happen to our kids' wow factor in a world of such advanced technology? It will be a sad day when my robot maid finally arrives, and I'm the only one who's impressed.

A Practical Guide To Balancing Screen Time And Play Time

Posted 01.24.2014 | Parents

Most parents struggle with the question of how much screen time is too much -- and experts don't make answering it any easier. Some advise that the us...

Is Tech Killing Our Favorite Children's Book Characters?

Jamie Krug | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

They don't have to imagine how my favorite childhood characters from books walk or talk, what their voices sound like or how they interact with their friends and family -- it's all right there, laid out in front of them on screens both big and small.

Texting Santa

Jane Buckingham | Posted 02.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

She had organized the presentation by "most wanted," "nice to have" and "I'd love but not really necessary." She also listed stores and price points. I've had college interns with less refined skills.

How Smartphones Behave Like Children

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

We all know that kids like smartphones. But in some important ways, smartphones are like kids.

Why Social Media Has Value for Children

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Mark Weinstein

I commend the Academy for its efforts and intent, and it is revelatory to see that despite advances in mobile phones, iPads, computers, and the learning tools delivered by them, the group still questions their efficacy in the healthy upbringing of a child. At the same time I question some of their recommendations.

STUDY: Parents' Tech Fears Don't Match Up With Real-World Dangers

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.21.2013 | Parents

By danah boyd and Eszter Hargittai for Slate Parents often fear technology. They worry that their children might be exposed to inappropriate pornog...

12 Answers To The Question Every Parent Is Asking This Holiday Season

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

As a writer and speaker on parenting and the "tech and respect" movement, this is the core question I hear over and over again: "Is my child ready?"

It's Time to Demand More From Mobile Media

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lesli Rotenberg

What I have learned is that while of course we should set limits on our kids' screen time, the issue is less about time spent with media or which devices we use; rather, we need to pay attention to the content that is being served up on those devices.

The Most Brilliant Kids of 2013

Heather Spohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Heather Spohr

It's only natural to look to the future with hope for a better tomorrow. Happily, the seeds of that tomorrow can be seen in the minds of 2013's most brilliant kids. Here are three wunderkinds who promise to be on the cutting edge of innovation for a long time.

Bianca Bosker

The Internet According To Kids (Warning: Butts Are Involved)

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.14.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- People who aren’t friends on Facebook with Faye Rogaski de Muyshondt won’t learn much from her profile. They’ll see she appeared on ...

5 Ways to Empower Your Kids This School Year

Jen Groover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen Groover

It's more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to develop their own identity and the personal strength to achieve their goals and become their own role models for positive living.

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

Why I Won't Ask Anderson Cooper to Pose for a Photo With Me

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 12.31.2013 | Media
Cornelia Seigneur

"People today replace the image with real life," Anderson Cooper reflected. Indeed, people want to "tweet it" or "post it" or show it to their friends on some other social media outlet, even if they have not really lived it.

Study Reveals Just How Much Our Kids Love Digital Devices

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.30.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Understanding what kids are using, how they're using it, and how much time they spend on it can help lead to better products, better parenting and better public policies.

5 Ways Technology Has Changed the Way We Parent

April McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

Do 7-year-olds really need a tablet for Christmas? Do we really need to spy on the babysitter? Do we really need to consult Dr. Google over every bump, scrape, cough and sneeze?

6-Year-Old Twins Spent HOW MUCH On An iPad!?

Posted 10.03.2013 | Parents

Requiring a password to download apps on a smartphone or tablet is meant to keep you from getting ripped off. The problem is that not everyone who kno...

Lori Leibovich

8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family's Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Lori Leibovich | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

For her new book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -- a clinical inst...