Parenting in the Digital Age

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Mean Girls Play Homecoming Prank On Teen, Then 2 Friends Teach Her Bullies A Lesson In Kindness

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>In 2014, a group of unnamed …

Teens

Teens Redefining "Norms"

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by CBC Radio to speak about a rather controversial topic brewing amongst parents and their teens regarding teenage …

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

The former viral “actual teen” updates his views on Facebook, Snapchat, and the rest.<p>On <b>January 2, 2015,</b> I wrote a viral post entitled “A Teenager’s …

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 …

Privacy

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 …

Social Media

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 …

Journalism

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

Share131K<p>Pin198<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p><i>UPDATED 10/31: Learn more about how the author’s daughter was propositioned for sex while playing in a kid-friendly</i> …

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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. …

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 …

Kids

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 …

Parenting

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers.<p>That’s why digital …

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

If there's one rule that most parents cling to in the confusing, fast-changing world of kids and media, it's this one: No screens before age 2.<p>As of today, that rule is out the window.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics, which first issued that recommendation back in 1999, has extensively updated …

Parenting

Confronting My Cyberbully, 13 Years Later

Between ages 13 and 16, she sent me emails, from my own account, "reminding" me to kill myself. Well, I didn't—I grew up, and so did she.<p>When I was thirteen, I had a falling-out with my best friend, after which she tortured me over the Internet for the next three years. We were so close that she …

This French Instagram profile is not what you think it is

At first sight, Louise Delage is just a normal 25-year-old from Paris who likes posting pictures of herself on Instagram enjoying a meal at a restaurant.<p>Her profile gathered a staggering 66,000 followers in just over a month (she joined on Aug. 1). Delage's pictures of hanging out with friends, …

And everyone saw it.

Published on September 6, 2016<p>She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a <i>plunk</i> sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option.<p>“Moommm,” she called down the …

Crime

TEACHING CHILDREN TO FAIL

<b></b><i>I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.</i><p><i>– Thomas A. Edison</i><p>How do we measure ‘good parenting?’ What yardstick do we use to say, …

Sex Before Kissing: 15-Year-Old Girls Dealing With Porn Addicted Boys

<i>This post comes from an article originally posted by Collective Shout</i> <i></i> <br>“[I want] better education regarding sex for both boys and girls [and] …

Why calling screen time 'digital heroin' is digital garbage

Inciting fear about the dangers of digital media is counter productive<p>The supposed danger of digital media made headlines over the weekend when psychotherapist Nicholas Kardaras published a story in the <i>New York Post</i> called "It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies." In …

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Body image issues can start as early as 3-years-old, new study finds

We like to think children are mostly free from adult worries, but at least when it comes to body image and relationships to food, a new study shows …

Why Minecraft Rewrites the Playbook for Learning

Progressive educators have been advocating for games-based learning ever since Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, and Reader Rabbit opened up a new …

Learning