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The Homeschool Tech Boom

Homeschool moms in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey enhance their kids’ curriculum with technology, including online learning websites, academic software, video content and meet-up websites.

New Rules for Kids Apps

New COPPA rules ensure that app developers disclose the way personal information collected from kids under the age of 13 is used.

Social Media: How to Use Pinterest

Learn to use Pinterest with a step-by-step guide from MetroKids.

Avoid Snapchat snap judgments

Parents can influence how teens use the popular messaging app, which sends photos or short videos that disappear in 10 seconds.

A mom's iPhone rules

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

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.

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.

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.

The Cyber Charter School Option

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

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.

Good Deeds Are a Click Away

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

Plugged-In Parents Monitor Kids' Grades and Assignments Online

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