Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Facebook, Instagram, and Social

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 Tik Tok - including musical.ly
With so many social networks to keep track of, it's not surprising if your kid's obsession with the Tik Tok app leaves you scratching your head. So what is it exactly? Tik Tok is a free social media... 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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So You Got a Parental Control … Now What?
You'd probably love to have a little more control over your kids' online lives. And sometimes -- like when they play multiplayer games, join social media, or binge-watch YouTube -- you'd like a lot... read more
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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Livestreaming
Video clips? That's old school. Today, it's all about livestreaming -- capturing or watching video of an event as it's happening. Kids love livestreaming because it fully conveys the thrill of a... read more
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17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp,... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media
After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Help Tweens and Teens Clean Up Their Feeds
You know that girl from TV -- the one whose Instagram always looks perfect even with #nofilter? Or what about that amazing singer on musical.ly whom you can’t believe is only 14? And then there's... read more
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