Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Cellphone Parenting

Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
What Android's Family Link App and New Digital Well-Being Features Mean for You
Parents have been grappling with finding the right balance between screens and other activities for years. Now the tech industry is trying to address those concerns -- for parents and kids. Android... read more
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What Teens Really Think About Their Social Media Lives
What teenagers look like they're doing and what they're actually doing can be two totally different things -- especially when it comes to social media. A bored-looking ninth-grader could be majorly... read more
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What Apple's New iOS 12 Parental Controls Mean for You
If you've been shopping around for parental controls to help manage your kids' Apple devices, you might want to put on the brakes: The new operating system, iOS 12, has a feature called Screen Time... read more
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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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