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6-Year-Old Teaches Kids How to Cope with Diabetes on YouTube

Videos show what it's really like to live with Type 1 diabetes as a kid—day in and day out.<p>A 6-year-old records YouTube videos to teach other kids …

Do you know what your children are really watching on their screens?

Do you know what your children are watching right now? Are they piled up like puppies in front of the 55in monster HDTV in the sitting room, placidly viewing CBBC? Or hunkered down in a bedroom, streaming an age-inappropriate movie from Netflix on to your laptop? Perhaps one is reading a daily …

Puppies

Why I'm Afraid to Have Children in Today's Digital Age

<i>"So...when are you having children?"</i><p>I must get this question once a week. Or twice a day over Christmas during visits to see the family. And I'm guessing if you're female, over the age of twenty-five and in a relationship, that you get this form of questioning--or more aptly, …

Parenting

BBC launches iPlayer Kids app

Is it just us, or are TV providers starting to forget who pays the bills 'round here? The younger, inexplicably energetic members of the household seem to be getting all the attention of late. Barely a few weeks have passed since Sky debuted its Kids tablet app, and now the BBC is launching iPlayer …

Smart TV

Psychologists scramble to keep up with growing social media addiction

FOMO, FOBO, and NoMo are among a growing list of acronyms relating to people's fear of not being able to check their social media feed, and the issue …

'iPhone 6 Knees' Is The Latest Body-Shaming Challenge On Social Media

'A healthy body can not be compared to an everyday object.'<p>Just when we thought we'd seen all the world had to offer when it came to ridiculous …

Social Media

Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults

New research suggests the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed.<p>Investigators from the University of …

Review: Right Click – Parenting Teens in a Digital World

<i>Right Click</i> helps Parents learn more about how their student interacts with digital media and why. This is the first generation to grow up in a …

Parenting

Parents can be 'neglectful' over use of technology

Lack of parental oversight can help create conditions for cyber-bullying, reports Anna Cullen<p>Sun, Mar 6, 2016, 18:02 Updated: Sun, Mar 6, 2016, …

News (Ireland)

In Asia, mobile dating apps contribute to increasing adolescent HIV

The changing social landscape brought on by new technology has helped create a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents in the Asia-Pacific region. …

Apps

Why People Post Annoying Status Updates on Facebook

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Facelifts

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

Very Sexual Teen Dating Facebook Group Is Terrifying Parents

After the murder of a teen who frequented a dating group on Facebook, parents and advocacy groups are wondering why the page is still …

Social Media

This Group of Girls Is Sick of Sexist Stereotypes, So They’re Fighting Back

Launch Slideshow<p>Last week, GOOD wrote about Alex Purdy, a college freshman who recently left her sorority because she “was so upset to see the way …

The Unbelievably Racist World of Classic Children’s Literature

After a new children’s book was accused of glossing over the realities of slavery, the Internet exploded with stories about beloved books that …

Off with her head! Girls' disdain for Barbie is a sign Mattel needs to do more

Even putting aside Barbie’s historically horrid figure, the doll has long been regressive in other, equally disturbing ways – and the new ‘Fashionistas’ line does not go far enough in addressing all of them<p>I know I am not the only girl who ripped the heads off her Barbie dolls.<p>Just mentioning the …

Barbie

Real-Life Gossip Girl Accounts Cause Real-Life Problems For High School Girls

When you heard Kristen Bell's breezy sign off, "XOXO, Gossip Girl," it was easy to forget you had been listening to teenage character's sex lives …

High School

It May Be Awkward, But We Need To Talk To Kids About Porn

The ease of access to pornography has changed rapidly. The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the …

Sexual Health

The disintegration of the parent-child bond

Fragility has become a characteristic of children and teenagers to an extent unknown 25 years ago. That's what I'm seeing in the office today – and what I did not see in the office years ago. But besides my observations and experience as a physician over the past quarter-century, several lines of …

Parenting

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question | Inc.com

What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it turns out there's another, much better question to ask--and a much …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Deal With a Break-Up

Hi Dr. G.,My beautiful 16-year-old daughter's boyfriend of one year broke up with her 2 1/2 weeks ago. She's having a very hard time with unanswered questions, seeing him at school, adapting to life without him and so forth. They're both juniors. He is a terrific kid, making it that much more …

Breakups