Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Digital Citizenship

Parents' Ultimate Guide to Musical.ly
With so many social networks to keep track of, it’s not surprising if your kids’ newfound obsession with the musical.ly app leaves you scratching your head. So what is Musical.ly exactly? Musical.ly... read more
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The Facts About Online Predators Every Parent Should Know
Every parent worries about online predators at some point. And while it's smart to be cautious, the facts show that it's actually fairly rare for kids to be contacted by adult strangers seeking... read more
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How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World
If you're raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it's no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications -- and even sources you wouldn't... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Ultimate Parent-Vs.-Gadget Grudgematch
Let's be clear: No one needs a robot. Or a rubber ducky that puts your baby to sleep. Or even a toothbrush that comes with a game. But it might be nice to have a gadget do your parenting work for you... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Ultimate Clean-Slate Handbook
We tell our kids that everyone makes mistakes -- and we mean it -- but if the last year was a rough one, it can be hard to bounce back. Past struggles with grades, organization, and friends are easy... read more
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Common Sense
Common Sense Media, Common Sense Education, Common Sense Kids Action
What Should We Tell Our Kids? Be Tomorrow's Leaders, Today
In the wake of this divisive election, its often ugly and frightening rhetoric, and its widely unexpected result, parents and teachers are struggling with what to say to students and kids. Regardless... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Catfishing Apps Let Kids Fake Everything from Texts to Tweets
From Shakespeare to TV sitcoms, the idea of pretending to be someone you're not never gets old. In the online world, there's a name for it -- "catfishing" -- and it's common enough to have inspired a... read more
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Sneaky Camera Apps Parents Should Know About
For kids, the joys of friendship are often expressed in the photos they share on social apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. These types of photos -- the group shot from a day at the beach... read more
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