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...

August 25, 2019

This is a truly fantastic piece on sexting, from Girls Leadership. Parents often have a difficult time discussing this topic with their teens, or they assume they don't need to because their child would "know better". My work with teens has led me to better understand...

October 20, 2018

Dread talking with teens about sexting?  I get it, but this is a conversation worth having!  There are serious potential emotional and legal consequences when minors share nude images. Let's help kids understand those consequences so they can make safe choices, and let...

August 31, 2018

Parents, this is a fantastic piece about a subject I repeatedly deal with in my ADOLESSONS work-- kids seeing porn before they have real world sexual context in which to process the images they are viewing. Some come across it unintentionally, while others are watching...

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...

November 12, 2017

Parents! This video is a great conversation starter about selfies, body image and BEAUTY APPS, which "make us question our worth, and sell us a filter to fix it." Watch with your teens and get their opinions.

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