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Should Cell Phones Go to Camp?

Most camps have policies. Credit: Sigrid Olson, Getty Images Q. My 11-year-old is going to sleep-away camp, and I'm torn about letting her take her cell phone. What should I do? A. Most camps have polici...My 11-year-old is going to sleep-away camp, and I'm torn about letting her take her cell phone. What should I do?

Texting Tips for Parents

Sixty-four percent of parents look at the contents of their child's cell phone and 62 percent of parents have taken away their child's phone as punishment. Credit: Getty Images If you've ever stared in awe at your child's thumbs moving...While most kids use text messaging responsibly, it's still a powerful and extremely private communication tool that can be used irresponsibly.

Little Cyborgs Leave Their Elders in the Dust When it Comes to Technology

Kids use their phones for much more than just talking. Credit: Getty
"I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen."
-- HAL 9000 (from "2001: A Space Odyssey") O...
Kids increasingly have mobile devices and -- eek! -- know how to use them.

Apps for Parents: ParentDish's Top 10 Picks

Can't find your car? There's an app for that. Credit: GM Every parent with an iPhone, Android device or iPad knows how much fun kids have playing with the gadgets. But, beyond the games, there are plenty of apps for parents out there t...These parenting apps will help you organize everything from potty breaks to what's for dinner.

Cell Phone Use by Pregnant Mamas Could Breed Brats, Study Says

Pregnant? A recent study suggests you might want to share the news in person. Credit: Getty
Every day, it seems, some new discovery is unearthed to make pregnant women pause, stress out and worry that the only way they're going to give birth to a...
Preggo? You may want to step away from the cell phones. This new study says they can cause behavioral problems in kids.

Opinion: Your Grade-Schooler Doesn't Need a Cell Phone

Call it a day -- cell phones just aren't for kids. Credit: jupiterimages
Today's conventional wisdom seems to dictate that "cell phone" should be right there on the back-to-school shopping list along with markers, crayons and new shoes, but whe...

Kids May Be Away at College, but More Parents Are Keeping Them Close Through Chat

Is he calling? Oh, it's Mom. Again. Credit: Getty Images
You'll need quarters for the laundry machines. And definitely shower slippers and a bath caddy. Highlighter pens and notebooks? Better stock up on those, too. Oh, and sweetie, whatever yo...

Principal to Parents on Cell Phones: Quit Your Jibber-Jabber

Use a cell phone at Fulton Elementary School in Chandler, Ariz., and you could win yourself a trip to the principal's office. That's right. The school has a strict policy against cell phones. However, before you say it serves the little brats ri...

Talk Show: Number of Kids with Cell Phones Nearly Doubles Since 2005

Yo, Mom! Hurry home -- this diaper isn't changing itself. LOL! Credit: Corbis
Do your children constantly nag you for their own cell phones? From the looks of it, many parents are giving in. A survey from Mediamark Research and Intelligence,...

Get Off The Cell Phone, Hot Rod! This Is Utah

How'd you like to look in your rear view mirror and see her driving the car behind you? Credit: Corbis
Hey, boys and girls, there's nothing LOL about texting while you're driving. In fact, using a cell phone at all when you're driving do...

Families Spending More on Home Entertainment than Going Out

Staying home with the kids is not that cheap. Credit: c.r.avery, Flickr
American households are spending more money staying in with their electronic gadgets than going out. In fact, we're spending almost $1,000 per person every year on cable TV, I...

Canadian Kids to be Taught Dangers of Sexting

Sending sexual text messages and photos -- or "sexting" -- on cell phones clearly is not a good idea. And if kids in Canada can't figure that out for themselves, their schools will help them. The Vancouver Sun in British Columbia reports that 10...

New Phone App Lets Parents Screen Kids' Calls

Is the Mobile Protector app too intrusive? Credit: Taser
The makers of the Taser stun gun have released a new application that lets parents control their child's cell phone from a remote location, and allows mom or dad to disable the ph...

Teachers Using Cell Phones As Educational Tool

Students once banned from using their cell phones in class are now being asked to use them for school work. Credit: khedara, Flickr.
Teachers who once viewed cell phones as their natural enemy are now embracing them as a technological tool that c...

Texting - Is it Bad for Teens?

Has texting become hazardous for teens? Photo courtesy ydhso on Flickr.
The beginning of a recent "New York Times" piece on teens and texting reads like a Dr. Seuss book:
They do it late at night when their parents are asleep. They do it in r...


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