I am delighted to announce the release of our new parents’ guides to two of the most popular social apps among teens, Instagram and Snapchat. You can read or download and print the free guides at ConnectSafely.org. Just 6 pages – including the “Top 5 Questions” parents have about each app right up front – […]
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A lot of unusually thoughtful points about parenting in our collective, global social media environment are made in this recent New York Times article: “Cyberparenting and the Risk of T.M.I.” Pamela Paul writes that, for this generation of teens, it’s not Big Brother so much as Big Mother and/or Big Father. “Yes, we know contemporary […]
Sounds like a great idea to me. You’ve probably heard the term “flipped classroom,” where the “lecture” or teaching happens at home, usually in video format and at the student’s own pace, and the “homework” – the opportunity to practice what’s been taught – happens in the classroom. In this set-up, all kinds of interesting […]
After I wrote “The trust factor in parenting online kids,” I read an insightful commentary by parent, author, and professor Lynn Schofield Clark in Psychology Today – “Disciplining Teens for Online Mistakes” – which touches on monitoring as well as the issue of parenting in public that I wrote about recently too. We definitely resonate, […]
It takes a team of strong firefighters to manage and direct a fire hose with all the pressurized water coming through it. That’s a good metaphor for today’s media, which seems to come at us at that level of pressure but less regulated than ever because produced by literally anybody; it’s user-driven, and for teens […]
Every generation, we adults seem to swing between fear of young people and fear for them. Of course now, with the advent of social media, it’s really justified, right? Actually, no, even less so. More on that in a second. In a commentary at Forbes.com, parent and tech policy analyst Adam Thierer at George Mason […]
More and more parents are taking away the cellphone, laptop, or Xbox as a disciplinary measure, and sometimes it even works!
A new tech-parenting survey by BlogHer and Parenting magazine found worry’s a constant, fears are down, and use of parental controls higher than thought.