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Parents Over-Share Online Because They’re Lonely

We’re always hardest on people who give into our own worst impulses, and I see my own shadow in those parents. I’m an over-sharer too. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   07.18.19   |   SHARE
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The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn On The Internet

Being aware that kids can discover some iffy stuff on the internet — and discussing what to do with the information — are the best ways to keep kids Read...
Common Sense Media    |   07.1.19   |   SHARE
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How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post on social media can hurt — and help — the admissions process. Read...
Common Sense Media    |   04.19.19   |   SHARE
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How Girls Are Seeking (And Subverting) Approval Online

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image. Read...
Common Sense Media    |   03.14.19   |   SHARE
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Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

How To Raise A Kid With A Conscience

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching. Read...
Common Sense Media    |   01.24.19   |   SHARE
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Parent-shaming has exploded in recent years.

Parent-Shaming Is Changing The Way We Raise Children

Parent-shaming has exploded in recent years. The advent of social media has made it easier than ever to shame strangers anonymously. Read...
Liz Greene of Role Reboot    |   01.7.19   |   SHARE
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Hate speech is all over the internet.

Where Kids Find Hate Online

Online spaces can be confusing, scary, and shaky. Here are some ideas for you to discuss with your kids and tips to handle hate speech. Read...
Common Sense Media    |   12.13.18   |   SHARE
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How Social Media Made My Holiday Season Depression So Much Worse

I soon realized that admiring everyone’s seemingly perfect life was making me spiral into a pit of holiday season depression and I couldn't climb out. Read...
Jen Glantz    |   11.8.18   |   SHARE
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