Terms and Conditions: Reading the Fine Print

All of us have signed up for accounts online—whether they are for online banking, signing up our children for extracurricular activities, or reading the news. Before our accounts are complete, however, we must usually click an...

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Video Games and ESports in Schools

Many of our students are immersed in the world of gaming. Video games have been around for decades, from the advent of Pong to today’s lifelike gaming environments. My first contact with competitive video-gaming occurred in the...

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Techless Tech Activities for Kids

While many children love to spend their free time exploring the outdoors, playing with friends, building structures, and otherwise stretching their imagination, the advent of the omnipresent screen has altered the balance of play....

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The New Culture of Friendship in the Digital Age

I remember the day I received a cell phone; I had turned 16 and 3 months and received my driver’s license. The cell phone was not mine alone, however; my younger sister and I shared it. When I drove places, it was turned off. I was...

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Talking to Children about Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

We teach children in Kindergarten through 8th grade about the joys (and responsibilities) of using technology, because as helpful and enjoyable as technology can be, there are some risks that accompany this ever-changing field. We...

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Helping Your Children Use Internet Devices Responsibly

Most adults under-parent their children when it comes to technology. There are no bad intentions involved; it’s just that when you were in middle school, you had Garbage Pail Kids cards in your pocket—and today your children will...

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Tech Talks with Kids, Part II

“These days, we want to be with each other but also elsewhere, connected to wherever else we want to be, because what we value most is control over where we put our attention.”—Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversation 

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Tech Talks with Kids, Part I

This is the first in a two-part series of posts about talking to kids about technology and how doing so can help you build a stronger relationship with your child. This first post focuses on young children, and the second focuses...

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Your Child and Video Games

Are you a reluctant parent when it comes to video gaming? Whether you allow your child to play video games or not, gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment today. As the mother of a 15 year-old and a technology...

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Disconnecting From Devices

It is exhausting for anyone, let alone busy parents, to attempt to keep up with evolving technology trends. Luckily, there are many organizations that publish information to help parents with tough decisions—such as “how much” is...

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