Video games and their impact on kids are regularly debated, but some recent latest reports show that video games offer a lot of benefits for kids.
As smartphone application Secret tests location-based anonymous sharing, tech pundits wonder if the feature opens the door to self-harm and bullying, with little room for recourse.
Teen filmmaker Eoin Corbett, a self-professed 'Internet addict,' wanted to get to the root of what it meant to be addicted to the Internet, and what it would be like to be offline for 30 days.
A new study and paper from Canada's premier digital and media literacy organization, MediaSmarts, offers valuable data on the online behavior of young adults. Though the study targets Canadian youth, the insights have international appeal.
Teens growing up in a networked world face a lot of concerns, from maintaining privacy to asserting self image. Research presented in the book 'It's Complicated: the Social Lives of Networked Teens' provides the teen perspective.
'Neknomination' is a game that challenges participants – mostly young adults – to binge drink, then challenge their friend to 'one-up' their performance. What was offline is now appearing on social networks. Here's how to stop the pressure on teens.
Safer Internet Day 2014 is Tuesday, Feb. 11. School districts, technology companies, teen anti-bullying activists, and cyber-bullying researchers will make sure families understand one important point – online safety and wellbeing takes all of us.
The documentary 'Web Junkie' highlights China's handling of children diagnosed as 'Internet addicted' through what seem like boot-camp rehabilitation programs. But the issues surrounding the newest clinical disorder highlights attributes of loneliness in children that are not new at all.
Students helped to shape the New York City Department of Education's guide on social media for students. Kids around the country are asking for this kind of guidance, how will other administrators respond?
Instagram envy: Remind kids that despite glamorous posts on networks like Instagram, nobody's fabulous all the time, and if that’s all they see, they’re not getting the whole picture.
A study examining teens' 'anti-social' text messages found that kids who 'talk the talk' also 'walk the walk.' While the study looks at the issue in a new way, the results are are nothing new, despite the dramatic headlines.
Children learn through play, a fact seldom included in school curriculum standards. Could the creativity and social interaction facilitated by digital devices be just the playful break that kids need?
Facebook can be an easy way to share baby and kid photos with family and friends, but when should parents start asking their children for consent?
LinkedIn lowered the minimum age for registration to 14-years-old and added college information on the site's new University Pages. Professional networking is not just for grown ups any more.
As kids expand their social circles online, many parents are tempted to monitor their online activities and interactions. One child advocate suggests that parents would do well to let kids hold onto some level of privacy.
Online anonymity brings a sense of security to some, but can also help to protect cyberbullies.
A majority of teens ask for online privacy advice, a new survey from Pew Research says. But less than half of teens say they'd ask Mom and Dad. Why? Parents don't trust that their kids' life skills translate to online skills.
Protecting kids online is no easy job, especially since the best way to keep them safe is to lessen the protectionist urge and empower them to explore at will.