Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Rachel Sarah
Guest Blogger | Book Reviewer | Mom of two
Here's Real Proof That a Cellphone Contract Works
The decision to give our eighth-grade daughter an iPhone was not a hard one. She was already using my old flip phone responsibly, checking in and responding to my calls and texts. She hadn't damaged... 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 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 online network you check... 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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Merve Lapus
Sr. Director of Education Outreach | Dad of two
Hashing Out Screen Rules with My Brother Made Our Kids Safer, and Brought Us Closer
As the director of outreach for Common Sense Education, I spend my days talking with schools and parent groups around the country about kids' media and technology lives. These discussions can be... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
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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Should You Spy on Your Kid ... at Camp?
Today's camps -- both day camps and sleepover camps -- are in a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to sharing updates of the kids' days. Many know that parents want to see evidence, whether it's photos... read more
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How to Raise a Kid with a Conscience
Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience -- someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching. But when the road to online integrity is riddled with cyberbullying, cell phone... read more
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Think You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online? Think Again
When parents say that they know what their teens are doing online, are they kidding themselves? According to a survey by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey, parents can track, follow, and check in... read more
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