Many families relied on screens a lot during the pandemic. Team up with your kids to create healthier media habits. Read more ›
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My two sons always got some screen time daily, but my husband and I tried to set relatively clear limits about what they could play and watch, and for how long. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and like so many other parents and caregivers, we leaned into screens hard. My children have become legitimate screen monsters. Read more ›
Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Devorah Heitner, PhD, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children—if parents help them. Read more ›
The Wall Street Journal revealed last week that researchers at Instagram had studied for years how its photo-sharing app affects young users and found that it can be particularly harmful to teenage girls, news that alarmed parents and lawmakers. Read more ›
The way we talk to our kids about using technology can have a huge impact on their ability to become smart and well-rounded adults. After years of researching how to moderate kids’ screen time, I discovered how the most successful parents help their kids find balance. Read more ›
“The Internet can crack us open to seeing so many things that we would have never encountered otherwise. And that’s one of the most beautiful, miraculous things about it. But it can also divide our attention and make us feel fractured,” says Chris Stedman, author of IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in our Digital Lives.
Finding balance is a constant ongoing individual project, but if it’s something that you want to do, too, here are four tips to help you get started. Read more ›
Loneliness among adolescents around the globe has skyrocketed since a decade ago — and it may be tied to smartphone use, a new study finds.
In 36 out of 37 countries, feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018, with higher increases among girls, according to a report released July 20, 2021, in the Journal of Adolescence. Read more ›
NetSmartz is an interactive, educational program developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC). NetSmartz provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children, tweens, and teens how to be safer on- and offline. Read more ›
In an online forum, a message appears.
It contains a threat against a student from an anonymous source. The person spotting it reports it to a school official, the website or police. After a short investigation, the findings are disturbing. The perpetrator who posted it is actually the student engaging in an act of digital self-harm … or cyberbullying themselves. Read more ›