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Your Kids (Still) Don't Want to Be Facebook Friends

Do you think Mark Zuckerberg is friends with his parents on Facebook? Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP We know it eats at you that your kid won't accept your friend request on Facebook, but our sincere advice is to snap out of it and ge...We know it eats at you that your kid won't accept your friend request on Facebook, but our sincere advice is to snap out of it and get a life.

Opinion: Students Should Not 'Friend' Teachers Online

Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! Credit: jupiterimages
Kids: Friending your teachers on Facebook is a bad idea. Period. In a recent story, high school physics teacher Peter Kupfer tells the Chicago Tribune he is "not worried about shari...

Schools Uncertain How to Handle Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a growing concern in schools. Credit: Getty Images
Schools today are facing difficult and complex decisions on whether -- and how -- they should deal with cyberbullying. High tech bullying, which ranges from barrages of teas...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here's a look at what's new in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. New in Theaters: Leap Year A marriage-minded woman takes matters into her own hands...

Internet Safety

How can you be sure that your child is safe on the Internet? It can be easy if you set the following Internet safety guidelines with your kids. Among our top ways to stay safe. Remind your kids to: 1. Be careful with strangers on the Internet. ...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Food, fire and friends all feature prominently in this week's roundup of what's new in entertainment. Here's the rundown based on reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now A story o...

Young Kids Spending More Time Online

Kids get friendly with the Internet. Photo: sxc.hu
This isn't your mama's Internet: Nielsen reports from the month of May found that kids, age 11 and younger, are a rapidly growing group of Internet users -- getting online at higher rates than...

Teen Insult Web Site Shut Down

Cyber bullies get the boot in Maryland. Image: Michal Zacharzewski/sxc.hu
While there are plenty of online destinations for students looking to cyber-bully a classmate, one site in particular seems to have been created for that purpose alone. Peo...

Moms and Internet Addiction

For a stay-at-home mom, a computer with an Internet connection can truly be a lifeline. When diapers, Barney and baby talk become just too much, adult interaction is just a click away. But for some moms, the lure of the online world becomes too tempt...

Facebook Friends or Sex Offenders?

MySpace made news after revealing that 90,000 registered sex offenders have been kicked off its site in the past two years. Bravo! But where did all of those sex offenders go? Experts are saying they've snuck over to Facebook. Facebook has become...

MySpace Mom Finds Long Lost Son

Thirty-two years after giving her son up for adoption, Terri Fuller, a mom from Layton, UT, found him in the most unusual way, thanks to a simple typo. Fuller gave up her son, Rustin Hawver, when he was just two and she "was young and just barely ...

Chinese New Year - Activities for You and Your Child

Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year kicks off tonight, a New Year's Eve of sorts that the Chinese call Chuxi, or "Year-Pass Eve." This important traditional Chinese holiday, which officially starts tomorrow, will la...

Facebook Still Not Budging on Breastfeeding Photos

Last year, when Facebook started removing pictures of mothers breastfeeding, I thought they were very brave. Wrong, mind you. And stupid. But also brave. Because when mothers gather -- especially mothers who are passionate about something -- they ...

Mumsnet is Latest Site of Online Mommy Wars

A popular group of girls form their own invite-only cliche, complete with secret passwords. The other girls find out, and, feeling left out, starting tearing down the tight-knit group. Pretty soon, the claws come out and the fur starts flying. Names ...

Suicide rates up among US teens

Suicide rates among the nation's youth continue to climb. Many experts fear the reason for this is due to fewer antidepressants being prescribed. After a fifteen-year decline the rates are climbing--what was seen as a possibly random increase in 2...

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