Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Cyberbullying

Where Kids Find Hate Online
Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race -- or... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
It's Not Cyberbullying, But ...
A student sees a group of girls coming toward her in the hallway. One has been her best friend since second grade, but she doesn't know the others very well. She says hi to them as they pass. They... 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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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Tech Tools for Kids in Crisis
Many parents wonder how they would fare as a teenager in a world filled with social media drama, texting troubles, and cyberbullying. Whether they're the cause or symptomatic of deeper issues, the... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Why Bots, Gifs, and Emojis Are Your Kid's New BFFs
The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About
It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook, they've moved on to Instagram or Snapchat. But here's the... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
3 Kinds of Apps That Stir Up Drama in Schools
If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain and body in seconds. For teens, smartphones + apps = social... read more
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Best and Worst Pop Culture Moments of 2014
Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
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