Have you wondered whether social media makes your teen feel more or less connected? Do you consider the impact that digital media has on your teen's life, socially, emotionally and mentally? Social media has both positive and negative affects on your child's well-being. Read More
Cyber harassment has become all too prevalent. The New York City Council has introduced a bill to make such electronic harassment punishable by jail or a hefty fine for the perpetrator. Other cities and states should do the same. Read More
Over half of teens surveyed by the Pew Research Center Survey admit they do spend too much time on their cell phones. Similarly, one third of parents admit they, too, spend too much time on their smart phones.
Parents set the example of behavior to children. Yet, when parents are disengaged because they are constantly on their phones, children often mirror that behavior. If you want to model a life that is less obsessed with digital media sharing and more interested in personal contact, it is time for us as parents to do [...]
Marketed for younger children, Facebook's "Messenger Kids" claims to be a safe alternative for young kids as they segue into the world of social media. However, child health experts strongly disagree siting many reasons that children need not be exposed to social media so young.