Parenting in the Digital Age

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The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

'It makes me feel angry': Kids speak out about their parents' phone use

Many Australian parents worry about their children having too much screen time, but perhaps they should look a little closer to home.<p>If the six- and …

Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

<i>Learning to thrive in a transforming world</i><p>We are on the precipice of what the World Economic Forum calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Under-age social media use 'on the rise', says Ofcom

<b>Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms' minimum age being 13, a study from regulator Ofcom suggests.</b><p>Children's charity the NSPCC called on the government to act on the issue of under-age profiles.<p>The media watchdog also said children were increasingly …

Social Media

5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

After another round of holidays, it's safe to assume, a lot of children have been diving into media more than usual. They may have received new electronic toys and gadgets or downloaded new apps and games. Managing all that bleeping and buzzing activity causes anxiety in many parents. Here's a …

Cost-benefit Analysis

How is the internet changing the way we behave?

The internet has changed the world around us, but forensic cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken argues it is changing far more than that, it is shaping …

Social Media

Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

Digital technologies have added a new element of anxiety to family life for many parents. A lot of kids now have access to mobile devices, which …

Meet the Teen Who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital

<i>Brainteaser</i>: Two children are being bullied.<br>One child breaks down crying.<br>The other child kicks her tormenter in the shin.<br>Which one continues to be …

Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype around the latest and greatest classroom tech, from video games to 3-D printers to Raspberry Pi kits to VR to …

What social media and the selfie generation did to my teenage daughter | TODAY.com

The TODAY Parenting Team is a community where anyone can write posts, ask questions and share advice.<p>I want to say the duck face picture days are behind us but I’m not sure if that’s a safe statement yet. We still have the mouth wide open, peace sign pics but I haven’t seen a duck face pic in a …

Teens Redefining "Norms"

Teenagers vs. School Dress Codes: Should they be able to wear want they want?<p>A couple weeks ago, I was invited by CBC Radio to speak about a rather …

Facts Not Fear: The Truth About Digital Media and Young People

<i>Parents who are scared, who set too many limits and are always negative can create issues for their children. Some studies indicate that these</i> …

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

<i>(</i>As seen on <i>The Today Show, Good Housekeeping, HerViewFromHome, ScaryMommy, The Huffington Post, Mamamia, MomsEveryday,</i> and numerous social and news …

Where Weird Facebook is King: How a College Kid Does Social

<b>On January 2, 2015</b>, I wrote a viral post entitled “A Teenager’s View on Social Media,” in which I dissected popular apps and what I thought about …

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy

In Britain, more than half of 12- to 15-year-olds are on Instagram, according to OfCom (pdf), the country’s communications regulator. So are 43% of 8- to 11-year-olds. But how many of them understand what they signed when they joined? Pretty much 0%, according to “Growing Up Digital”, a report …

Social Media

This is the place

Published on December 7, 2016<p>Generation Z, the youngest wave of teens shaping the zeitgeist, is finding and building its own supportive, inclusive communities online — ones that stretch far beyond the cafeteria table.<p>For many members of Gen Z, opening up about teen struggles — the typical, such as …

Their Tube

Published on December 7, 2016<p><b>The boys in the YouTube videos</b> always land their bottles perfectly upright. Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half the blue juice. Hold the Powerade bottle by its cap. Flip it into the air and–<p>“Dude!” Max …

Kids

More information, less knowledge has created the Misinformation Age

Welcome to the Misinformation Age.<p>Contrary to futurists’ predictions of a golden Information Age, our research has shown most people struggle to …

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant.<p>So, yes, fake news is a big problem.<p>These stories …

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Virtual Reality

Everything Changed the Day I Learned Minecraft Has a Sex Mod

<i>UPDATED 10/31: Learn more about how the author’s daughter was propositioned for sex while playing in a kid-friendly world within Minecraft – as well</i> …

Kids

Metro News

Want to be a great parent? Let your children be bored

From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But …

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. …

Intellectual Property

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

Brecht Vandenbroucke<p><b>Minecraft is the</b> hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of …

It’s Easy to Keep the Creeps Out of Your Kids’ Social Media

Author: Meaghen Brown. Meaghen Brown Culture<p>Date of Publication: 06.30.16.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>Kids hang out on social media, and …