Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Digital Citizenship

Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
How to Protect Your Kid from "Fortnite" Scams
You were just getting used to your kid's obsession with Fortnite, and now, all you hear about is V-Bucks. V-Bucks, like Robux on Roblox, are Fortnite's in-game currency. Players use them to buy the... read more
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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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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
How to Get Your School to Teach Digital Manners and Skills
Today's kids are impressively tech-savvy. But the digital world -- just like the non-digital world -- requires all kinds of skills that kids don't simply pick up as they go. Digital citizenship and... 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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Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok
With so many social networks to keep track of, it's not surprising if your kid's obsession with the TikTok app leaves you scratching your head. So what is it exactly? TikTok - Real Short Videos is a... read more
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What to Ask When Your Kid Brings Home a School-Issued Laptop
Good news, folks: You can cross off pencils and paper from your back-to-school shopping list. School-issued laptops and tablets are steadily replacing workbooks and practice packets. Yes, it's... 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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