It’s Saturday night and my cell phone starts ringing. I don’t answer because we are eating dinner. My home phone rings, then the text sound goes off on my cell phone. I run to get it as someone is trying to reach me, maybe it’s an emergency. I read the text: “Please call me I have an emergency with my son and pornography.” It’s a text from a friend, Jill (name has been … [Read more...] about Teach Your Children to be Safe Online: Here’s Why
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For a while, I was feeling really on top of things, technologically speaking. When email first came out, back when I was in law school, I got on it right away. I was surfing the internet when people were still calling it the world wide web. My husband and I were early adopters of TiVo, digital cameras and Blue Ray. I joined Facebook when it was still considered something for … [Read more...] about Tech Pathetic : When Did I Get So Old?
Mariska Hargitay tries to spend as much time with her son, 4-year-old August, as possible. On the weekends, instead of sleeping in, the family wakes up early to cook “a whole big breakfast extravaganza with pancakes, bacon and eggs, oatmeal and apples,” explains the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ star, 46, in the September issue of ‘Good … [Read more...] about Mariska Hargitay Knows Working Motherhood Means “You Can’t Have Everything”
Get this: U.S. teenagers now spend a whopping NINE HOURS A DAY using media. That’s more time than most spend sleeping, learning, or hanging out with us. The nine hours includes watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, listening to music, and checking social media. New research shows that some 13 year olds check social media 100 times a day. Girls spend 40 minutes … [Read more...] about Three Tips To Help Tame Our Kids Tech
Parents primary technology concern used to be with the amount of time children spent in front of the TV, but now smartphones and portable devices make the amount of time your child spends in front of technology virtually limitless. Even though these devices can be very stimulating and engaging for your child, they may cause serious problems within your household. For example, … [Read more...] about How to Set Healthy Screen Time Limits for Your Kids