By now most parents have at least heard of Fortnite, even if it hasn't totally taken over their kids' lives. Well, saddle up, because there's a new battle royale game in town.
February is Black History Month. To facilitate the ongoing discussions around general history and how different groups of people fit into it -- from those groups' perspectives -- you can use media made to amplify the voices that have historically been diminished.
Valentine's Day is on the horizon, and while your kids may or may not be interested in romance, they're definitely getting messages about love and sex from the media.
Kids are bombarded with media images, representations of all sorts of people, and commentary about all manner of things. Unfortunately, not all these images and messages are positive. In fact, they can negatively affect self-esteem.
Buzzing, pinging, and little red numbers -- oh, my! Those phone notifications can be hard to ignore, and they're just one piece of the compulsive puzzle. Why are devices, social media, and games so hard to resist? There's very specific science that makes it so.
The holidays often mean you're home together with gifts in the mix, so how should you spend your time and money where media is concerned?
Smart toys, assistants, and bots—oh, my! We hear more and more about artificial intelligence and see it at work in our daily lives. While the most common current reason for its use is convenience, are there aspects of AI we should consider, especially around our kids?
The holidays are upon us, and that means there's a lot of hustle and bustle. But it's also a time to be together, take stock, and notice the positive pieces in our lives.
We are flooded with information about tech addiction, the risks of social media, and the potential harms of video games. While there are definitely concerns and it's critical we stay informed and involved, there's another side to the story.
Talking about race isn't always easy, but it's an important conversation to have -- and then keep having as kids get older.
The back-to-school season is over, and kids are done easing in. Now that they're in the thick of learning and homework, it's helpful to have some digital tools to throw their way when they need them.
San Domenico Middle School's Video Blog The PAWcast, Season 3, Episode 1
Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is based in fact, an unsubstantiated smear, or typical campaign overstatement?
Most parents are pretty familiar with the term "cyberbullying" and know it's when someone is mean to another kid online over a period of time. But what do we do when it happens, and is it always that simple?
We all want a little more control, especially over the 24/7 world of digital media our kids can access. But how should we do it, and what's the right balance?