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TEENS AND TECHNOLOGY
Tech Distraction and 'Ill Communication'
Denise Lisi DeRosa
Founder of Cyber Sensible, LLC Online Safety Expert, Mother, B...
My hope is that as we get more accustomed to these technologies in our lives (still relatively new in terms of human history
Nation's 'Father-in-Chief' Bans Phones From The Family Dinner Table
"There’s nothing wrong with every once in a while putting the technology aside and actually having a conversation."
6 Major Challenges Social Media Creates for Our Teenagers, and How to Parent Them
Sherrie Campbell, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Author and Radio Host
Social media has taken over the lives of our teenagers. As parents we need to help our teenagers' balance the challenges social media brings with the needs the real world requires of them.
The Black Hole of Technology
High School Student
We were 15 friends sitting inside under artificial lighting and our hands glued to our phones on a Friday, when the enticing warmth of the sun and delicate breeze was begging us to run around outside.
Top 5 Tips to Harness Social Networks and the Internet in a Positive Way
Junior at Marina High School
I believe that there is an urgent need to empower the young generation through effective use of social networking, or in general, social media.
Mom Gets Tired Of Teen Ignoring Her Calls, Invents An App To Solve The Problem
Want your kids to stop ignoring your calls and text messages? There’s an app for that. "Ignore No More" costs $1.99 and is
6 Apps to Make the Most Out of Your iPhone
18-year-old from Westchester County
Besides the common apps like "Facebook," "2048" and "Candy Crush" that everyone has, I've also found a plethora of fantastic apps that I believe should be much more well-known. Here's a list of some of my favorite apps that I highly recommend downloading.
Using Social Media As a Teenager
19-year-old entrepreneur, investor, technical prodigy, busines...
We are the generation of social media, and we all look to each other to determine how we should be using it. For some weird reason, we all use it differently.
Technology: Complicating Human Relationships One Subtweet at a Time
High school senior from Ohio
I love the Internet and its seemingly endless array of gifs of cats fitting into places I didn't know they could fit, but its offerings of guiltless, unnecessary self-expression is hurting how we relate to each other.
The Emoji Takeover
17-year-old high school student living in Toronto
We started all the way back at hieroglyphics which evolved after some time to old English which then transformed into modern English which then rapidly turned into "Cnt wait 2 c u l8r 2night," "LOL" and "BRB" and now it has seemed to turn back into the hieroglyphics.
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The Power of Social Media
Instead of discouraging youth in our use of the Internet, I think people should start encouraging us to use it for the right reasons instead of the wrong ones.
Technology: There Is No Avoiding It
Multi-Media Specialist by Day, Barista by Night
It is very intimidating when a toddler knows how to use technology better than a teenager. That shows how the next generation is going to be, but that needs to stop.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Let's Talk About Instagram
College Student in New York City
For a moment, I am going to describe some of the Instagram photos that I have seen the most during my time on the site.
Beyond Texting: Face-to-Face Communication for Teens
Keynote speaker, bestselling author, communication expert
Social media may be killing all of of our social skills.
danah boyd, Social Media Scholar, Has An Important Message For All Parents
"We often rebelled, and parents never caught on. Now you actually have traces of it, and parents can see it and they kind
Code. Eat. Sleep. Tan. Repeat: HackTECH and LA Hacks Set the Pace for West Coast Hacking
17-year-old senior at Beverly Hills High School
Over the course of the weekend, attendees meet like minded people, ship tons of code, learn about new technologies, occasionally nap and build awesome things. Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat. Literally.
Teens and Technology Share a Future
17-year-old tech enthusiast
The keys to the future are in this young generation's hands, and despite all the problems the world is facing, the youngest have the most tools than any other generation before to fix them -- or make them worse.
Computers Don't Belong in Classrooms
High school student from Houston, Texas
Also I guess we can say goodbye to the already little teacher to student interaction. Face-to-face teaching has always helped me maybe because it shows that the teacher actually cares, but thanks to the program we will be building better relationships with a computer.
Despite What You've Heard, Technology Actually Isn't Ruining Your Teenager
Parents worry their teenagers are doing everything wrong by spending too much time online, sharing too much information or harming their language skills. But it's just not true! We break down the myths parents should ignore about their teens & tech.
5 Myths About Teens and Technology Every Parent Should Ignore
I'm writing this article because I watch too many parents alienate themselves from teens because of the fear-mongering, techno-phobic myths they are inundated by in mainstream media.
'Misunderstood' Teen In Apple Holiday Ad Has A Completely Beautiful Surprise
Although they theoretically keep us connected, smartphones, tablets and computers often pull us away from the people we love
7 Practical Tips for Parenting Digital Natives
Linda Esposito, LCSW
Psychotherapist + writer @WiredforHappy
Have the "edited reality" conversation. Anyone can edit themselves to appear smarter, funnier and nearly physically flawless. Teens are concrete and literal thinkers. When viewing status updates and birthday party photos, they may conclude "everyone" is having fun and they're "always" excluded.
How Hard Is It to Pay Attention?
A eighteen-year-old senior at Columbia Prep in NYC
The real question is, if you're doing your homework, checking Facebook and watching TV at the same time, are you really absorbing anything that's going on? The real answer is no, and that took me longer than I would like to admit to realize.
Teens React To Smart Phones (VIDEO)
Ouch. That's gotta hurt. While the teens almost unanimously agree that their generation is too obsessed with technology ("I
High school student and mischief maker
Our technology is always changing. This is a fact that we are taking note of and embracing, but what we have yet to fully acknowledge as a species is that both humans and technology must adapt to one another. One can't surpass the other.
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