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A mom's iPhone rules

A mom's iPhone rules

Mom gave her child this set of rules spelling out acceptable smartphone etiquette, behavior, use, limits and responsibilities.

January 2013
Tips for a healthy media diet

Tips for a healthy media diet

With TV, computers, video games, smartphones and other devices vying for kids’ attention, helping them manage their media habits is a major challenge.

January 2013
Teach Online Search Safety

Teach Online Search Safety

For a 9-year-old who doesn’t type or spell well, the challenge of using a search engine is too much without a parent's help. Here are ways to help kids search effectively and responsibly.

October 2011
A Parents' Guide to Online Videos

A Parents' Guide to Online Videos

If your kids have discovered video sites such as YouTube, here are ways to guide their viewing and posting habits.

September 2011
The Cyber Charter School Option

The Cyber Charter School Option

In Pennsylvania, cyber charter schools continue to add students. Who's using them? What are the pros and cons?

August 2011
9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

For parents of children with disabilities, here are 9 iPhone apps that offer convenient capabilities in an easy-to-carry package.

February 2011
Good Deeds Are a Click Away

Good Deeds Are a Click Away

Children and families can find wondeful opportunities on the Internet for charitable giving and participating in good causes.

November 2010
Plugged-In Parents Monitor Kids' Grades and Assignments Online

Plugged-In Parents Monitor Kids' Grades and Assignments Online

Here's how to get the most out of school access systems.

October 2010
A Summer Fitness Game Plan

A Summer Fitness Game Plan

Here are tips to build a healthy summer children's routine that incorporates interactive media in moderation.

July 2010
The Joy of Text: A Parents' Guide

The Joy of Text: A Parents' Guide

Here's how to help your teen develop common-sense cell phone habits, plus the latest research findings on teen cell use.

April 2010
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