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Who is Responsible For Taking on Cyberbullying?

While the article Who's responsible for tackling cyber bullying? appears on the web site of an Australian newspaper, the Brisbane Times, the message is a universal one...

iPad Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia

More than 20% of the US population has some form of dyslexia and there are now apps emerging that are aimed at helping dyslexic students maintain the same level of learning as their peers...

A Platform for Good

Wish you had someone other than your child to turn to when you have a question about the technology they use? The Parents Page of the A Platform for Good site can help...

Facebook is So Yesterday….

An excellent article on the Common Sense Media site reviews 15 social media sites and apps that many kids are now using.

Taking Digital Notes

School is still a way off but it is never too early to figure out what technologies can help kids succeed...

DinnerTime

Can’t get the family to put their gadgets down long enough to have a quiet meal together? Try DinnerTime (free on iOS and Android). The app is designed to be installed on both parents' and kids' smartphones...

Divorce in the Digital Age

If you are involved in any kind of legal action, it is not uncommon for lawyers and private investigators to look at your social media posts and social networking pages for insights on your behavior and your actions...

Parenting, Guilt and Smartphones

Parenting in the era of the smartphone poses a wide spread series of debates. Arguing that having a smartphone can actually help you spend more time with your children, an article in The New York Times Bits blog entitled You Don’t Have to Feel Very Guilty About Using Your Smartphone While Parenting looks at a week in which a parent was able to balance working and being there for a preschooler off from a week of school...

Digital Tools For Managing Your Kid’s Tech Use

Common Sense Media has compiled a list of digital tools for managing your kids’ tech use. Some of these ideas include taking advantage of the safety mode in YouTube, how to keep kids focused on one app at a time (and away from your email and private files), and fine-tuning what cookies get added to your browser...

Makerspaces Lure Kids Away From Tablets and Game Consoles

In an effort to bring back creative thinking and problem solving into the lives of young students, makerspaces are cropping up all over the United States...

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