Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Cyberbullying

How Has Social Media Changed Teen Girls' Lives?
You may think you know what teen girls' digital lives are like -- they're glued to their cell phones, they're hooked on YouTube and Twitter, they post a lot on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine... 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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Introducing Digital Compass: Where is your tween headed?
It's a great big digital world out there filled with texts, chats, apps, tweets, blogs, likes, videos, photos, games, memes, links to this, links to that, and links to who knows what. As a parent,... read more
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When Social Media Targets Women, Turn It into a Teachable Moment
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a spate of social media attacks on female public figures, from actress Ashley Judd to former Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling's daughter, to Dancing with the Stars contestant... 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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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Alert! Digital Drama to Watch Out for This School Year
This school year, "drama" won't be limited to the school auditorium. Digital drama will play out in texts, on social media, and on popular teen websites. From forums that let kids pose hurtful... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Author Emily Bazelon Explains Why Anti-Cyberbullying Methods Fail -- and What Really Works
Bullying is nothing new. But cyberbullying is relatively new -- and no one seems to know how to make it stop. In her groundbreaking book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
Apps and Games to Spark Kindness and Compassion
Kindness and compassion. These "soft skills" are ones that parents may think come naturally to their children. After all, your kids are good kids. You show them kindness and compassion, therefore... read more
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