Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Privacy and Internet Safety

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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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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What to Ask When Your Kid Brings Home a School-Issued Laptop
Good news, folks: You can cross off pencils and paper from your back-to-school shopping list. School-issued laptops and tablets are steadily replacing workbooks and practice packets. Yes, it's... 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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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Ask Your Kid’s School These Essential Student Privacy and Safety Questions
Some schools use a little technology: a few educational apps to mix things up, maybe a weekly trip to the computer lab. Some use a lot: one-to-one device programs, class management systems, and... read more
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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Roblox
Gamers are a loyal bunch. Some are devoted to Fortnite. Some love Minecraft. And around the world, some several million are majorly into Roblox. Offering both intense multiplayer gaming and 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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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
How to Talk to Teens About Dealing with Online Predators
We might not want to think about our kids dealing with creepy people online. But for many parents, it's the scariest thing about our kids' digital lives. Although only 9 percent of kids get unwanted... read more
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