Did you know that Facebook has been sued several times between 2012 and 2015 for allegedly scanning private messages, tracking user internet use after logging out, and illegally collecting biometric data from tagged pictures using facial recognition software? Here’s the best way to protect your privacy on Facebook…
Did you know 77% of four-year-olds own cell phones? Shocking, right? When IS the right time to buy your child a smartphone? Get answers, tips, stats, and facts to help guide you to an informed decision.
Walking to school, getting a driver’s license—they’re all rituals of growing up and growing older. But one of the newer rituals? Getting a smart phone, and going online: Nearly all teenagers go online every single day, and nearly three-fourths can probably access a smart phone, too. But with that access comes risk. There are inappropriate […]
If you ask most parents, they would probably not admit to being distracted when talking to or playing with their children. Alas, kids are telling a different tale. A recent survey by Highlights magazine for children reveals 62 percent of kids say that their parents are distracted when they try to communicate with them. The […]
Remember when teachers assigned research projects or essays? Entire lessons were dedicated just to brainstorming how to gather the accurate information and resources needed. Class time was even scheduled for trips to the school library so you could learn how to conduct proper research. The librarian showed you how to find the books and journals […]
For parents, it can seem like time flies by in the blink of an eye. Between the appointments, the school trips, and the electronic distractions, it’s easy to not exactly be “present” as a parent. At times, it can more feel as though you’re juggling constant commitments with your kids, moving from one activity to […]
Did you know children spend an average of seven hours a day on media devices? And did you know it’s a myth that technology hinders social interaction? Here are the myths and facts, pros and cons, studies and stats of, and tips for children’s media device usage.
The above real kid quip from the tip jar illustrates a conversation most of us have had with our kids at some point. Where’s the balance between imaginative play and this generation’s natural affinity for technology? Is one better than the other? Do video games and apps impede imagination and learning, or do they enhance […]