Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Facebook, Instagram, and Social

Why Getting My 11-Year-Old a Phone Was One of the Best Parenting Decisions I've Ever Made
There was never any question in my mind that when our daughter started middle school, we would get her a smartphone. My husband and I work in technology-related fields and knew the benefits and... read more
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What Parents Need to Know About Social Media and Anxiety
From cyberbullying to FOMO to cruel comments, social media can be a land mine for kids. Issues we parents never had to worry about, such as an intimate photo texted to the entire school or Instagram... read more
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The Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family's Data
For a lot of families, technology is maybe not a way of life but the glue that holds everything together. There's your kid's Instagram feed you follow to see what they're up to. There's your school's... read more
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Why You Probably Shouldn't Take That Facebook Quiz
What kind of pizza are you? What does the kind of pet you have say about your personality? Which U.S. city is your perfect fit? Quizzes like these are all over Facebook and other social networks. For... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media
From sexting to cyberbullying to FOMO, social media sure has its share of negatives. But, if it's all bad, how did 2,000 students protest their school system's budget cuts? How are teens leading the... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Control Your Phone. Don't Let It Control You.
As adults we're pretty savvy when it comes to advertising and commercials. Those juicy cheeseburgers or shiny new cars look pretty appealing, sure, but we know the tricks advertisers use to tempt us... read more
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How Girls Are Seeking (and Subverting) Approval Online
It's not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it's pretty much mandatory. The resulting likes, thumbs-ups, and other ratings all get tallied,... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Fun Family Activities for the 2018 Winter Olympics
This year it's easier than ever for kids and families to follow along with the Winter Olympics, all without traveling to Pyeongchang. Fans can use apps like Snapchat, YouTube, musical.ly, and... read more
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