Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Social Media

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Most Popular Beauty Vloggers on YouTube
Take a look at any tween or teen girl's Instagram or Snapchat and you might be surprised by the perfectly polished faces staring back at you. Their cheekbones are contoured, their brows are sleek,... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Common Sense Media Census Measures Plugged-In Parents
Everybody knows tweens and teens rack up lots of screen time. But what about parents? Common Sense Media's new report, The Common Sense Census: Plugged-In Parents of Tweens and Teens, finally... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Why Bots, Gifs, and Emojis Are Your Kid's New BFFs
The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls
Even if you've talked to your kids about screen-time limits and responsible online behavior it's still really tough to manage what they do when you're not there (and even when you are). Parental... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Apps to Help Keep Track of What Your Kids Are Doing Online
As kids become more independent, we want to foster their sense of responsibility and give them room to prove themselves. But it can be difficult to navigate this natural separation, especially when... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Social Media Apps Parents Should Know About
Remember when we worried that 140-character tweets would ruin kids' attention spans? Now that seems quaint next to some of the social media that's gobbling up our teens' time: messages that disappear... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
A New Parent's Guide to Social Media
Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundle of joy, you may be... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Help Girls Navigate Pressure to Be "Real" Online
There's something weird going on in the world of teenage girls' social media. Posting pictures of your perfect, airbrushed life is out. Posting pics of your most intimate self is in. Girls still want... read more
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