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Ask Trish: I’m New to Social Media

Ask Trish: I’m New to Social Media

Dear Trish: I’m new to social media and curious what I should know about each platform. Are there certain things I should keep in mind?

Parent’s Guide to Discord

Parent’s Guide to Discord

If you’ve got a teen in your house, there’s a good chance you have Discord. We don’t mean bickering—we’re talking Discord with a capital D, the chat app that’s especially popular with teens.

Parent's Guide to Amazon Parent Dashboard

Parent’s Guide to Amazon Parent Dashboard

Amazon Parent Dashboard is the free hub where parents and guardians manage and customize their kids’ experiences across Amazon devices and the Amazon Kids + subscription. ...

Computing Has Gone Full Circle, and It’s Time to Go Back a Bit

My very first computer was a Cyber 70. I didn’t own it nor did I ever get within a few feet of it. It was a giant mainframe housed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate Research Center ...

Physical + Digital Wellness

Physical wellness is often associated with sleep, nutrition, and exercise but your technology habits are also having an influence. ...

Ask Trish: Being Funny vs. Mean, Online Edition

Dear Trish: My friends and I love to joke around online. But recently one of my friends said something on social media that actually hurt another friend’s feelings. How can we tell if we’re being mean or funny online? ...
Senior’s Guide to TikTok

Senior’s Guide to TikTok

Seniors like TikTok for some of the same reasons as teens. It’s fun and entertaining and — if you choose to post videos — it’s an easy way to express yourself and build a community. What you need to know to get started on the popular app.

Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Users love that they can share a moment that’s digital footprint-free — they don’t have to think about how their photos, videos or comments make them look to some unknown audience in the future.

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

Parent’s Guide to Roblox

If your kids love to play online games, one of the names you may be hearing about a lot lately is Roblox. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tips for Smart Videogaming

Tips for Smart Videogaming

More than just fun 'n' games. They can be a social experience – in a single room or over the Internet. For some families, they can be a way to ...
'Soft power' parenting works better

'Soft power' parenting works better

Why an authoritarian style or sudden imposition of parental controls – against sexting or any other troubling new issue – don't work very well in parenting social Web users ...
The Net effect

The Net effect

Parents, teachers, students, if anybody asks, here's why it's so important to think before you post ...
creative things to do with kids

Tech Tools to Engage your Family in Fun or Educational Activities

There are plenty of tools out there to keep every member of the family engaged during this period when many of us are staying at home. In fact, for some ...
family screen time

Parenting and Working While Sheltering at Home

A blog post by Larry Magid and a podcast with Larry and ConnectSafely education director, Kerry Gallagher about working from home while your kids are at home engaged in home-based ...
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