After-Hours Texting and Media Use May Cause More Than Sleep Problems in Kids, Study Finds

If your kids wake up bleary-eyed every day and you're concerned they may have a sleep problem, you may want to take a look at exactly what they're doing after the lights go out. Children who sneak time on their cell phones, computers and other...OMG, parents, it's time to take away your teen's cell at night. Sleep is nothing to LOL about.

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...

Is Your Teen Sex-ting?

Here's a lesson you need to make sure your teen knows: those explicit photos of themselves they're sending via cell phone can STILL wind up on the internet. Or on someone else's cell phone.
Boy Crushes These lads are more than ju...

California Teen Texts Too Much

After more than a quarter of a century as a computer programmer, I'm a pretty fast typist. At least, I used to think so, until I read about Reina Hardesty. The California thirteen-year-old managed to send more than fourteen thousand messages in a sin...

Want to change the world? Teach Grandma how to text

We all know that children are our future (thank you, Whitney Houston) but what do children think about our future? We Are What We Do, a British social change group, wanted to know, so they asked -- specifically, they asked about ways to make the worl...

Teacher texts, talks to teen

(Click the photo for the Top 10 Crazy Teacher Meltdowns) No parent would want to have to deal with a situation like this. Your teenage daughter is acting a little odd (more so, even, than one would expect of a teenager) so you decide to check thi...

Text messaging homework angers parents

I am pretty clueless when it comes to text messaging. I know how to do it, I just don't know about all those strange abbreviations and acronyms that kids employ to get their message across. If I cared enough about it, I could learn about them here. B...

Sex-themed book popular at school library

Do you know what your pre-teen is reading? Well, if he or she is reading a book called "TTYL" (or Talk to You Later in text-speak) you might want to take a peek inside at the plot. According to one middle school library, this book is a hit with teens...


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