Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Cell Phone Parenting

Apps Stirring Up Trouble in Schools
Ask any middle or high school teacher about their classroom frustrations, and you'll probably hear "cellphones." Makes sense. Today, 95 percent of teens have access to a cellphone, and nearly half... read more
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So You Got a Parental Control … Now What?
You'd probably love to have a little more control over your kids' online lives. And sometimes -- like when they play multiplayer games, join social media, or binge-watch YouTube -- you'd like a lot... read more
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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Livestreaming
Video clips? That's old school. Today, it's all about livestreaming -- capturing or watching video of an event as it's happening. Kids love livestreaming because it fully conveys the thrill of a... read more
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17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp,... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media
After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels... read more
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The Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family's Data
For a lot of families, technology is the glue that holds everything together. There's your kid's Instagram feed you follow to see what they're up to. There's your school's online network you check... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
If you have tweens or teens, you know about Snapchat. And if you can't figure out how it works, you're like many parents. One of the most popular social media apps out there, Snapchat gives kids and... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
How to Stop Your Babysitter from Sexting, Texting, and Tweeting on the Job
It used to be that the worst thing a babysitter could do was raid the refrigerator. But this was before Snapchat, texting, social media, and emojis. Today's sitters sneak -- or outright flaunt --... read more
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