On Parenting: Electronic Media


Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Are iPads a good teaching tool for toddlers?

From elsewhere in The Post: Experts are divided over whether smartphones and iPads are good for toddlers.

By On Parenting  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  electronic media

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012

FTC looking at new regulations for targeting children with ads on mobile technology

I don’t feel like my children, ages 8 and 6, need constant exposure to marketing.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  electronic media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Parental overshares to hit the bookstore

The founder of a site that collects and publishes the most outrageous parental oversahres is coming out with a book this spring

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

What a Facebook profile picture says about you

When I changed my Facebook profile image, I had no idea I was entering such a culturally touchy arena.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Should Santa bring an iPad?

Kids are asking and parents are debating if this is the year to buy the kids a tablet.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Holidays

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 11/20/2012

New fears over teen online activity

A new survey shows that parents are worried about more than stranger danger when it comes to teen online activity.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:14 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens, Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Computers in the classroom: Necessary?

How useful are computers in the classroom, especially in the early grades? A expert in the field explains.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Education, Books

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Life after PBS Kids: In search of programming for older children

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  electronic media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Heading off into the great unplugged

Can a vacation free of digital multi-tasking make up for months of parental distraction? We’ll see ...

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Unbaby.me is funny. The hostility to families? Not so much.

New technology allows users to block others’ baby photos and taps into the deep, and unjustified, resentment some have for parents

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Blocking yet another photo of a friend’s kid

New technology is allowing Facebook users to automatically block photos of friends’ children

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012

How to protect your kids on Facebook

Stephen Balkam of the Family Online Safety Institute advises parents on supervising children on Facebook and other social networks.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Facebook

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Facebook may allow users under 13 to register: How this change could impact kids, parents and marketers

Facebook is apparently exploring ways to open the site to children younger than 13, a move that would give brands a new route to an impressionable audience.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Texting-while-driving: Teens do because we do

Many teens have some pretty terrible role models, as parents, too, are becoming increasingly distracted behind the wheel.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Electronic Media, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Screen-Free Week no longer realistic — or desirable

Forget the kids. I can’t imagine going without a screen during lunch, let alone a week. Even in an ideal world, though, I wouldn’t want to.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Danish filmmaker’s time-lapse video captures the truth in a classic cliche of parenting

A Danish filmmaker

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Electronic Media

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Sioux City Journal editorial shines a light on bullying same weekend “Bully” comes out

An front-page editorial in the Sioux City Journal was published in response to the recent suicide of a 14-year-old local boy who had been bullied. It ran just as “Bully” opened in theaters, a movie which happens to feature Sioux City.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Media, Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Television isn’t the only form of screen time

These days there are many more media options than television, and some parents live in denial about what counts as screen time.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Politicians slow to embrace Pinterest miss connections with mothers

PunditMom blogger Joanne Bamberger says politicians should leave the soccer field and get on Pinterest to connect with moms.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Politics

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Instagram: What parents need to know

The folks at Yoursphere For Parents, a group that provides Internet safety information, recently gathered some helpful tips to better supervise this digital playground.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Technology’s benefits for teens vs. YouTube fights, cyber-harassment, webcam spying

A new survey by the Pew Research Center and Elon University says the Web-savvy teens of tomorrow will both benefit and struggle because of their connectiviity.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Teens

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 02/29/2012

The Ohio school shootings: Why we keep repeating the past

Katherine Newman, author of “Rampage: The Social Roots Of School Shootings,” discusses how parents can help prevent such tragedies from happening.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:41 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Safety

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012

The Ohio school shooting and missed warning signs on Twitter

The shooter, reportedly an outsider who had complained of being bullied, had apparently tweeted that morning that he would bring a gun to school. No one, apparently, took the tweet seriously.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Montgomery County teen fight video: The real online danger to kids

For years, many of us have concentrated on protecting kids from predators, bullies and harassers online. We may have forgotten that kids also need cyber protection from themselves.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

When French parenting mixes with threesomes: A lesson on hiding indiscretions from the kids

In the Internet age, parents who experiment — and write about it — risk leaving a trail for their children to find later.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012

STFU, Parents: Making fun of moms and dads who share too much

The blog’s founder discusses why she launched the site and what she’s learned about modern parenting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/26/2011

‘Goodnight iPad’: The parody of our techno times

The children’s book parody by Ann Droyd is a perfectly-timed takeoff of the classic “Goodnight Moon.”

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media and kids

Posted at 01:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Infants and toddlers spending twice as much time with TV, DVDs as they are with books, new report says

Common Sense Media released a study that says children are using electronic media at staggering levels. Among the research, infants and toddlers were found to spend twice as much time with screen media (TV and DVDs) as books.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, screen time, children and electronic media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Backlash against AAP guidelines on screen time for kids

Parents use Slate, Huffpost Parents and other media outlets to say why they disagree with banning screen time for kids younger than 2.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  babies and screen time, children and electronic media