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For California minors, Internet regrets may be a thing of the past

A new bill passed in California aims to protect minors from having a permanent record of photos and phrases they might regret.
Posted In: children, teens, social media, privacy, Internet, regrets

Should parents play NSA to their children's online activities?

Parents want to make sure their children are safe when using the internet, but at what point does monitoring your kids become needless spying?
Posted In: parenting, Internet, children

Going unplugged for family vacation

What do you do when a family member has their face buried in a gadget during vacation?
Posted In: vacation, summer vacation, family tech

Dinner time: Surrender your cell phones to dad

The story of how one family makes time for each other at dinner in our high tech, interconnected world.
Posted In: family, cell phone etiquette, cell phones

How to raise mindful kids in the digital age

What is appropriate language to use online and in everyday life? Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five who helps us figure out how to behave with technology, shares her advice.
Posted In: NBA, Twitter, family tech, family

I want my iPad! How to handle toddler tech tantrums

What do you do when your child can't live without their digital tablet?
Posted In: iPad, family, family tech, kids

Inbox overload: How to time your emails for less stress

When it comes to your email, how soon are you expected to reply? And when is it ok to delay?
Posted In: email, family, Tech

Photo Op-ed: Digital camera etiquette

These days, digital cameras are everywhere. In most cases, our phones double as cameras. But when is it right to snap a picture and when is it not? And how do our kids figure in to all of this?
Posted In: family, Tech, cameras, family tech

Taking smartphones out of sleepovers

How do you host a sleepover for your kids without smartphones getting in the way?
Posted In: smartphone, family tech, iPhone

Turn that thing off! Setting rules for family tech use

How do you spend time with family without electronics getting in the way?
Posted In: family, Tech, family tech, parenting

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