Multi-generational family shares a picnic
    June 12, 2014
    Being a Father in a Digital World

    If there's one word that best describes the Internet (and digital technology in general), it's "disruptive." Just look at the industries and economic sectors that have been reshaped or virtually elimi…

    Some Sample Mobile Usage Guidelines
    February 7, 2014
    Some Sample Mobile Usage Guidelines

    By now, it should be abundantly clear to parents that giving a child unfettered use of a mobile device is a very risky proposition. Left to their own devices (literally), the odds are overwhelming tha…

    The Need for Sext Ed
    February 6, 2014
    The Need for “Sext” Ed

    Arguably, no phenomenon of the mobile era is as upsetting to parents as "sexting." For the blissfully uninitiated, "sexting" refers to the sending of sexually explicit texts and photos. It began with …

    The Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Texting
    February 5, 2014
    The Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Texting

    There have been a lot of articles and studies over the past couple of decades about where American kids rank against their peers around the world. Unfortunately, one category in which U.S. kids are wo…

    Why Mobile Bullying Is So Destructive
    February 4, 2014
    Why Mobile Bullying Is So Destructive

    As virtually every adult over the age of thirty is painfully aware, bullying is not something that sprang into existence with the invention of cellphones. Kids have been harassing each other to one de…

    At What Age Should Your Child Get His or Her Own Mobile Device
    February 3, 2014
    At What Age Should Your Child Get His or Her Own Mobile Device?

    Walk into any coffee shop in New York City (or around the country, really), and the odds are good that you will see one or more toddlers happily playing with a smartphone or tablet computer. With comp…