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TEENS AND TECHNOLOGY
Tech Distraction and 'Ill Communication'
Denise Lisi DeRosa
Founder of Cyber Sensible, LLC Online Safety Expert, Mother, B...
If it were possible to move through their lyrics like clicks on a moving news feed you'd swing by the chocolate drink Yoo
Nation's 'Father-in-Chief' Bans Phones From The Family Dinner Table
"There’s nothing wrong with every once in a while putting the technology aside and actually having a conversation."
6 Major Challenges Social Media Creates for Our Teenagers, and How to Parent Them
Sherrie Campbell, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Author and Radio Host
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 A. Khan, teen writer, equestrian, debater, and aspiring ...
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
Junior at Marina High School
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
“Your child has only two options — he or she can call you back, or call for an emergency responder. No calls to friends, no
6 iPhone Apps That Are Totally Underrated
18-year-old from Westchester County
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
18-year-old entrepreneur, investor, technical prodigy, busines...
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
High school senior from Ohio
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
17-year-old high school student living in Toronto
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.
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What Adults Get Wrong About Social Media
High school student
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
College Freshman @ Southern New Hampshire University
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
College Student in New York City
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
Bestselling author, keynote speaker and trainer
Social media may be killing all of of our social skills.
An Important Message For Parents Of Teens
Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat.
17-year-old senior at Beverly Hills High School
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
17-year-old tech enthusiast
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'
High school student from Houston, Texas
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.
Despite What You've Heard, Technology Actually Isn't Ruining Your Teenager
Parents worry their teenagers are doing everything wrong by spending too much time online, sharing too much information or harming their language skills. But it's just not true! We break down the myths parents should ignore about their teens & tech.
5 Myths About Teens and Technology Every Parent Should Ignore
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.
'Misunderstood' Teen In Apple Holiday Ad Has A Completely Beautiful Surprise
Although they theoretically keep us connected, smartphones, tablets and computers often pull us away from the people we love
7 Practical Tips for Parenting Digital Natives
Linda Esposito, LCSW
Psychotherapist + writer @WiredforHappy
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)
A eighteen-year-old senior at Columbia Prep in NYC
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
What Made Me Delete My Facebook Account
High school student and mischief maker
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.
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