Category Archives: Smartphones/Cell Phones

Four conversations parents must have

This new workshop is a natural next step to opening up the doors of dialogue about these important issues with families. Continue Reading

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Interviewed on Canadian TV

I love host Maggie Johns who opens the door immediately declaring, “Social media! You can’t hide it from your kids forever!” She thanks me for my new book, The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices and informs me, “This is the book I’m going to give to my son Ethan on his 13th birthday!” Continue Reading

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What age should my kid be on social media?

in the early part of the article where I talk about “Delaying Social Media” I not only provide some brand new research about the undeniable connection from social media to the rise of depression in America, but I also provide some helpful questions you can ask your kids to engage them in meaningful conversation about this subject. Continue Reading

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7 Facts Undercover Adults Discovered about Teenagers Today

I love it when research discovers something we’ve been telling parents for years. And for the last few weeks A& E show Undercover High has been revealing an eye-opening peek to many parents about the reality of what’s truly going … Continue Reading

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Answering top questions from today’s parents PART III

How do you engage with your child when their favorite apps or games bore you? (example: Minecraft) Suck it up. When you’re kids are gone out of the house you’ll wish you would have played some of those boring games with them. Love is full of sacrifices… Continue Reading

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Answering top questions from today’s parents PART II

Is there a way to receive your child’s text directly to your phone or laptop? Can kid’s screens/apps activity be displayed on a parent’s screen? There are apps that can do this, but personally I don’t recommend them. I recommend just… Continue Reading

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Answering top questions from today’s parents PART I

What age do you recommend allowing children on social media? You’d think this answer would be easy, because even the Federal Trade Commission has declared that kids have to be 13-years-old to be on SnapChat, Instagram and Facebook… Continue Reading

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Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)… and 42% of parents admit that the TV is on “always” or “most of the time” in their home, whether anyone is watching or not. Continue Reading

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Police Detective Interviews Me About Teen’s Most Pressing Risks

It happens all the time. Boy asks girl to send a sexy pic. Girl sends pic. Girl and boy break up. Next thing you know, boy sends pic to the whole school with the caption, “What a whore!” Girl is devastated. Every high school has at least one story like this. Continue Reading

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New sexually explicit cartoon on Netflix

This YouTube trailer is very sexually explicit and contains foul language… and yeah… it’s available on your kid’s phone. Continue Reading

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