Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Privacy and Internet Safety

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
6 Reasons Why Parents Should Care About Kids and Online Privacy
Online privacy is a little like your weird Uncle Bob. He's hard to understand, and you really only miss him when he's gone. And just like Uncle Bob, online privacy can sound a little paranoid.... read more
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
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
How to Deal with Scary News About Social Media
As parents, our first priority is to keep our kids safe. And when we hear news about a teen suicide related to online bullying or a kid being murdered after meeting a stranger through a social media... read more
9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About
It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook, they've moved on to Instagram or Snapchat. But here's the... read more
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Bill Fitzgerald
Director, Privacy Initiative
Hello Barbie Faces Possible Hack
As reported in The Guardian, when it was first released, the Wi-Fi-enabled toy Hello Barbie had multiple security issues that would have allowed hackers to reroute the doll's communication to a... read more
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Bill Fitzgerald
Director, Privacy Initiative
Privacy, Parenting, and the VTech Breach
Late last week, news broke about a data breach at the popular game and toy manufacturer VTech. The initial description of the breach sounded fairly large: Nearly five million parent accounts and 200,... read more
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
Introducing Digital Compass: Where is your tween headed?
It's a great big digital world out there filled with texts, chats, apps, tweets, blogs, likes, videos, photos, games, memes, links to this, links to that, and links to who knows what. As a parent,... read more


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