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News and Media Literacy

How to Talk About Sexual Harassment with Tweens and Teens
Groping. Grabbing. Lewd talk. These are not words any parent wants their kids to associate with sex. But tweens and teens are getting an earful -- and not from the 6 o'clock news where you know what... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Talking to Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex
"Mommy, what's sexual harassment?" You were hoping that the daily news reports of famous and powerful men being accused of sexual misconduct would fly right past your kid's radar. But like other... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Watching TV and Movies Is Better Together
Parents tend to worry about exactly how much screen time is appropriate for kids. The guidelines can be confusing -- and there's no magic number that's right for all families. The truth is what kids... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
How to Talk About the News of Family Separations at the Border
I never had to cross the border by risking my life in the desert or jumping over "La Bestia," the Mexican "Death Train" many Central Americans use to get to the U.S. to seek a better life. But I know... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Teaching Kids Media Smarts During Breaking News
When big news breaks, it's easy to get caught up in following the news online. But while the internet -- from major news sites to Twitter -- can be a valuable place to find useful information, it... read more
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That Time I Found Media to Help My Kid Embrace His Hair and Teach His Preschool Class to Appreciate Differences
Our house is a head full of curlies. Wonderful, kinky, coil-y curls (except my husband -- the addition of our two curly-headed tots has caused the subtraction of most of the hair on top of his head... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know About 4/20
Do you know about 4/20? If you have a tween or teen, chances are they know all about this celebration of marijuana that occurs every year on April 20. And it's not just from whispers in the hallway... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
News Literacy 101
Among hearing opinions at home, talking with friends, learning from teachers, reading things online or in print, and seeing news on television, kids have a lot of information to sift through and a... read more
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