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The super popular game Pokemon GO is soaring up the App Charts. It has already passed some of the hottest apps in Apple's
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This list should not be used as a tool for parent guilt or shaming, but instead as a beautiful and powerful reflection on how much our children love, need and want us.
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Our families can have a positive relationship to technology without allowing it to take over.
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Parents are getting help from a fun-filled tablet that encourages kids to go to bed on time. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition
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It's time to start the dialogue as a community instead of feeling isolated by such experiences. The technology keeps us connected, but it also constantly shows us when we are disconnected from friends, peers and fun. Even if we know that sometimes it's just the appearance of fun -- it can still hurt.
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The Colorado sexting story that has been all over the news is a teaching moment for all of us, including parents. Mom and dad, this is your opportunity to have that uncomfortable conversation with your kids and teens about sexting and other harmful online behaviors.
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1. Pause before you post. Ask, does this feel/sound/seem like something I should share? Yes?! Go for it! 2. Be tech positive & post only comments, pictures, & shares that lift up. It's contagious!
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Everywhere you look these days, you're likely to see people wearing their tech. Whether it's a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or even Google Glasses, wearables are all the rage.
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I observe many children who are snubbed by digitally-preoccupied parents: a girl who can't get her dad's attention because he's watching a game on his phone, a solemn boy whose mom is so taken with posts and pictures on her phone that she doesn't say a word to him for the entire meal.
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Think twice before purchasing them.
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Being a good digital citizen requires that each and every one of us who uses and benefits from the connected world take ownership of it's culture and climate. Remember to be your best self online and encourage others to behave with thoughtfulness and kindness online.
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What is it about technology that makes some people behave badly? We tell our kids that their digital reputation and presence online is part of their overall character. Unfortunately, kids are getting mixed messages when they see examples of bad behavior all around them online, and not just from their peers but also from a large cross-section of the online community.
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Digital parenting isn't for sissies. Nothing's prepared us for Kik, Yik Yak , Vine, Ask.fm, Whisper, Secret, Instagram, Omegle, Tumblr or whatever other social media app lurks in the mind of the barely-adult person who's about to create it.
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If some parents are lacking in privacy policy understanding, is that an excuse not to respect age restrictions on social media sites?
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As I began to investigate a bit, I found out that there are quite a few adults making toy videos on YouTube as their full-time jobs. One such YouTuber, Brandon Haynes, co-founder of DCTC, agreed to speak with me about he and his friend Amy Jo's motivation for their work.
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Parents are some of the busiest people on the planet, though, so it's virtually impossible to keep up with all the latest and greatest parenting posts. To help keep you in the loop, I've rounded up the best of this week's parenting articles and blog posts to share with you. Hope you enjoy!
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Since my twelve year-old son has been obsessed with the game for some time now, I thought I'd pick his brain about what exactly is so compelling about the virtual world and what he thinks about the idea of Minecraft in the classroom.
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What was once a problem for a small group of content creators -- movie studios and record companies -- is now a pain point for all of us. In a digital era where stealing movies or music is met with a shrug, violating the privacy of classmates is just the next logical step.
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Being a teenager today is not easy. As schools open throughout the country during August and September, teens are dealing with more than the normal stress that we dealt with before technology.
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There is nothing wrong with wanting our children to be academically accomplished and happy, but many understand that giving to others actually brings the most joy to those that do the giving.