November 18, 2019

Please join me at Paul Revere for a screening of the documentary film LIKE, followed by a panel discussion.  This is a thought-provoking film and I'm looking forward to joining Lisa Solomon and Dr. Patricia Greenfield for a great community conversation about the impact...

November 4, 2019

Vaping is very much a part of teens' daily experience, even if they themselves are not taking part.  
Check out this new poll by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey to learn more about what teens are reporting, including how vaping relates to social media/ online...

August 24, 2018

A new Pew Research Center survey of teens and parents found that 72% of teens sometimes or often check their phones first thing in the morning. When they are without their phones, 56% of teens associate the absence with at least one of three emotions: loneliness, being...

April 10, 2018

Love this balanced piece about kids and tech. "Approaching all of our kids’ media experiences with an attitude of fear and guilt that we are letting them interact in these spaces fails to support them. Techno-shaming other parents shuts down dialogue and community. Tho...

This smart piece blows the lid off the misconception that kids with "private" accounts are somehow protected from the full range of content available through social media platforms. Are your kids on Musical.ly.? Read this. They're not on Musical.ly.? Read this anyhow--...

January 10, 2018

There is so much to gain from listening to teens.  Check out this article for great insider info on social media-- from teens themselves (the true experts).

December 3, 2017

Snapstreaks. Autoplay. Push notifications. Here's a great article from Common Sense Media about some of the tricks tech companies use to capture our attention, and exploit our propensity toward distractibility. Interesting points for talking with teens, who don't like...

September 21, 2017

I'm adding this to the Adolessons required reading list. This topic is so near and dear to my heart. We MUST start having more open communication with our teens about love, dating, sex and how the digital world, including online pornography exposure, plays into the rel...

July 17, 2017

Popularity and the difference between likability and status.

June 6, 2017

Here's a "parenting in the digital age" conversation starter for you. Lot's to talk about re: responsible social media use.  

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