Articles by Maureen Kochan

Google reining in too much of a good thing

May 10, 2018

The common expression “too much of a good thing” can apply to almost everything that we enjoy, including the internet and mobile devices. My grandparents understood that, but apparently, many of my contemporaries don’t when it comes to tech. I’m guilty as well.

Stop thinking about screen time

March 28, 2018

Few things stoke anxiety and confusion among parents like the topic of screen time. But experts are increasingly urging parents – and the people who work with kids

How to control your Facebook privacy including apps

March 21, 2018

There have been a lot of news stories about Facebook privacy, including personal information being collected and provided to political campaigns. Fortunately, there are ways to control your privacy on Facebook but it doesn’t happen automatically. You have to take steps to make it happen.

How Evil is Tech? A Response.

December 7, 2017

By Kerry Gallagher I believe in the power of technology to connect people, to empower people to be creative, and to open doors to opportunities that would otherwise be

The Parent’s Guide to Roblox

November 8, 2017

By Maureen Kochan and Larry Magid, Ed.D. Click Here For Full Guide (PDF) If your kids love to play online games, one of the names you may be hearing about a lot lately is

The Parent’s Guide to Google Family Link

September 27, 2017

If you’re a parent, chances are that you have a smartphone and maybe a tablet, and it’s equally likely that your child would like one as well. You may be hesitating,

How to combat LGBTQ cyberbullying

September 25, 2017

Cyberbullying and online harassment can be an issue for anyone. But it’s especially pernicious for young people who identify or are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ).
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