Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Social Media

Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Easing Kids' Social Media Anxiety
Teens text, tweet, snap, and post like crazy. In fact, about half of teens use social media every day, and for some, this means checking Instagram or Snapchat dozens (or hundreds!) of times a day.... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Snapchat, Kik, and 6 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love
When people say, "There's an app for that," they're not kidding -- especially when it comes to connecting with others. Instead of using only one way to send messages, teens (and adults) are using... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | 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
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Talking About "Sexting"
Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
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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Yalda T. Uhls
Director of Creative Community Partnerships | Mom of two
The Science of Selfies
If you have a tween or a teen, the recent news that more people have died from taking selfies than from shark attacks probably came as no surprise. More than 90 percent of teens post photos of... read more
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Best and Worst Pop Culture Moments of 2014
Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Is Social Media Giving Your Teen a Negative Body Image?
Not too long ago, girls might have stressed about being "bikini-ready" every spring when the bathing suit magazines would hit the stands. And boys might have done a few extra pushups after seeing... read more
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