Middle schoolers lead digital lives, so why not make sure they do it safely? Credit: Getty Images In the middle school years, teens begin social networking, creating and uploading comments (blogs, videos, pictures), downloading music...Teens are using the Internet to express themselves and to experiment anonymously with different identities.
Can your child enjoy himself –- and all those things that aren't online -– when he's away from the computer? Credit: Getty Images If your children spend a large amount of time at the computer, you may wonder, are they...If your children spend a large amount of time at the computer, you may wonder, are they addicted or do they simply enjoy being online?
How does a parent choose which media to allow their kids to spend time with? Credit: Getty Images It's a daily dilemma: If you allow a certain amount of screen time per day -- whether it's TV, the computer or a video game -- which one...Whether it's TV, video games or websites, a screen is a screen is a screen.
Dear AdviceMama, Once my sons are on the computer or video game, I can't get them to come to dinner or do their homework. They say they aren't hungry, or that they have to use the computer to do their homework. What can I do? Signed,...Can't get your kids to unplug? Take a look at your own tech behavior.
The AAP says to limit your kid's screen time to two hours a day. Credit: Getty ImagesQuick: How many gadgets does your kid have? Between iPods, computers, handheld games, televisions, video games and the like, we're guessing it's hard to keep...Average kids spends more than seven hours a day watching TV and using computers, phones and other electronic devices for entertainment. The only thing they spend more time doing? Sleeping.
When my generation of parents were growing up, computers were the size of minvans and no one had a cell phone. Today, kids tote laptops to camp and preschoolers know how to text. It's a brave new world. It can also be a scary new world when your kid...