Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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So You Got a Parental Control … Now What?
You'd probably love to have a little more control over your kids' online lives. And sometimes -- like when they play multiplayer games, join social media, or binge-watch YouTube -- you'd like a lot... read more
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Merve Lapus
Sr. Director of Education Outreach | Dad of two
Hashing Out Screen Rules with My Brother Made Our Kids Safer, and Brought Us Closer
As the director of outreach for Common Sense Education, I spend my days talking with schools and parent groups around the country about kids' media and technology lives. These discussions can be... 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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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Livestreaming
Video clips? That's old school. Today, it's all about livestreaming -- capturing or watching video of an event as it's happening. Kids love livestreaming because it fully conveys the thrill of a... read more
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6 Skills Every Kid Should Know Before Kindergarten
Stressed out about your kid's entry into kindergarten? Scouring the app store for resources to help your little one learn letters, numbers, shapes, and colors before school even starts? That's normal... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp,... read more
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Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (with Activities!)
Summer means fun stuff like swimming, camping, bike riding, and ... lots of TV. According to a study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, kids watch about 20 more minutes of TV a... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media
After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels... read more
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