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Are You or Your Kids Downloading Copyrighted Content?

Oct 16, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


It’s difficult to tell which online content is illegal to download. Copyright laws can seem confusing, but the bottom line is this: it’s illegal to download copyrighted...


What You Should Know About The Risks of Online Gaming

Oct 15, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The number of hours children spend gaming has increased from 10.7 to 12.2 hours per week between 2013 and 2017. And the worldwide online gaming industry is...


10 Best Websites for Children of All Ages

Oct 12, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The internet can provide a lot of value, education, and entertainment for children of all ages.

From learning about the animal kingdom to trying their hand at coding, kids can have fun online...


Protect Social Skills from Technology

Oct 03, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Face-to-face interactions are key to healthy social skills. For young people, they are essential in learning to notice and interpret non-verbal cues, in connecting with...


10 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe From Online Predators

Sep 26, 2018

Give technology a bedtime.

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


The world wide web is a wonderland of information and entertainment. And it's great for kids when used mindfully and with adult supervision.

But it can also...


Does social media make us feel more disconnected and socially isolated?

Sep 22, 2018

Forcing connections in the offline world can lead to some of the truest connections.

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Social media and other internet-based arenas are popular communities among adults,...


Does Our Selfie Culture Foster Narcissism?

Sep 18, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Selfies—self-portrait photos taken by one’s smartphone—is a modern phenomenon.


24+ billion

estimated number of selfies that were posted on Google's servers...


Helping Kids Reap the Mental and Physical Benefits of Exercise

Sep 14, 2018

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Digital screens and other technologies have made it more challenging for parents to get their kids to exercise.  

The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that...


Should Parents Ban Cell Phone Use for Kids?

Sep 11, 2018

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Cell phones can often feel like an appendage of ours. The average consumer is estimated to check his or her smartphone 47x a day, and those ages 18 to 24 check their...


How to Talk to Kids About Sexting

Sep 07, 2018

Talking to your kids about sexting should be as common as talking to them about healthy eating and exercise. By the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée.


Sexting—the sending of sexually explicit photos or videos—is...

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