Parenting in the Digital Age

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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 …

Teens

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)

Friends, as most of you know, I get to spend an hour each week with a group of young people going through addiction recovery. Yes. Young people. I’m …

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 …

Social Media
Parenting
Instagram
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> …

Parenting

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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 …

Parenting

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. …

Emotional Intelligence

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

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

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

Kids hang out on social media, and you can’t be there to fight off every creep. So speak to them openly: “I tell them why these apps can be …

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 …

Education

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, …

Instagram
Middle School

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 …

Addiction

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 …

Minecraft

Instagramming Your Lunch Actually Puts You More “In The Moment” | Fast Company

“On the one hand, taking photos can be seen as a secondary task that reduces engagement and enjoyment by forcing attentional shifts,” says the study. “On the other hand, one may also argue that photo-taking could increase engagement and thus heighten enjoyment.” The idea is that, whereas …

Photography