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Technology & Kids

3 Ways to Protect Your Children’s Photos Online

As parents, we worry about the safety of our kids. These days, modern technology and social media platforms make it even harder to protect their identities. Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and other social media websites make it easy for people around the globe to share memories. Sadly, they also make it convenient for identity thieves and... Read more »

How I Put My Kids on a Technology Diet

Walk into any restaurant and you'll see tables filled with people engaging...with their electronics—from parents looking down at their iPhones to kids playing with their tablets. According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, children ages 8 to 18 spent an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day using entertainment media—that’s seven... Read more »

Go Ahead, Stalk Your Kids on Facebook – Everyone Else Is!

Actress Julianne Moore made headlines recently when she admitted stalking her kids online, arguing that "You don't get to have privacy when you're only 16!" While many parents applauded her for being a good digital parent, others accused her of helicopter parenting and ridiculed her attempts to shield her kids from the big, bad web. Whether... Read more »

Mean Mom: Why I Won’t Let My Son Get on Facebook

In middle school, the rules all seem to change. When my son came home from his first day of 5th grade, I asked him what the biggest difference was from last year. He paused and said, "Well, this year, everyone wants to know who likes who. Sam likes Jessica.  All the boys have a crush on Emmie. And Kayley likes... Read more »