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LOOK: We Think This Teacher Proved Her Point

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents

Well, we think this teacher certainly got her point across. This teacher is basically winning the Internet as the above photo continues to be m...

Facebook Confirms It: You're A Vessel For Ads

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.16.2013 | Technology

Are you sitting down? Doesn't matter, this isn't going to surprise you. Facebook reaffirmed its position on Friday that it's able to use the postin...

Why Kids No Longer Consider Facebook 'Cool'

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene...

How Many Facebook Likes Does It Take To Get A Baby Brother?

Posted 02.01.2013 | Parents

Everything moves faster on the Internet, and recently we may have seen the beginning and end of a parenting trend -- along with a tad of tongue-in-che...

What's Your Biggest Social Media Fear?

Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Social media can be an invaluable tool: a forum for sharing news and anecdotes, somewhat offensive ecards, a font of crowdsourced information and a co...

Depressed? It Must Be Facebook

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home
Eric Yaverbaum

A few days ago, the media reported on a study done by researchers at the University of Wisconsin that concluded Facebook is indeed safe for consumption.

Live Discussion: Thirteen Year-Olds on Facebook?

Alicia Menendez | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents

Join us Tuesday for a live chat: Should pre-teens be allowed to have their own Facebook accounts?

Protecting Your Kids Online: Successfully Guiding Teens In the Challenging Digital Era

George Garrick | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

If you combine the descriptions of kids' behavior, parenting styles, and the types of monitoring solutions -- you get many different permutations and possibilities for protecting kids on social networks.

Protecting Your Kids Online: How Strictly Do You Want to Monitor Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?

George Garrick | Posted 02.13.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

If used properly, these devices not only protect, but can also help teach kids the right habits. And the goal should be to eventually remove the software or device once the kid has gotten older, or earned the required level of trust.

Protecting Your Kids Online: How Much Risk Can You Tolerate When It Comes to Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?

George Garrick | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

What's the best monitoring solution for your household? The answer depends on what type of child you have, what type of parenting style you've adopted and, mostly, how much risk you're willing to accept and embrace.

My Teen Is Addicted To Facebook!

Posted 12.30.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 15-year old daughter's entire life revolves around her Facebook world. Her schoolwork is suffering and she is irritable whenever we ...

Why Parents Help Tweens Violate Facebook's 13+ Rule

danah boyd | Posted 12.31.2011 | Parents
danah boyd

Parents often want their children to learn how to be responsible digital citizens. Allowing them access is often the first step.

Facebook Bans 20,000 Underage Users Every Day

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook's privacy policy states that users must be at least 13 years old to create an account. Nevertheless, scores of underage users allegedly skirt...

Facebook Unveils Child Safety 'Panic Button'

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LONDON — Following controversy and requests for a child safety "panic button," Facebook is launching an application to allow young British users to ...