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Cyberschool opens a new world for local families

Cyberschool sounded like a zany education trend when it burst onto the national radar almost a decade ago. But with 39 states, including Pennsylvania, now embracing online education, it seems like cyberschools are on track to totally transform education in the U.S.

Earn money playing video games?

Parents often use the argument, “You can’t make a living playing video games,” to encourage their children to do something more productive. But that argument may be null and void, thanks to the highly-anticipated release...

A better approach to cyberbullying

From the statistics, it seems to be an epidemic. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, over 40 percent of all teenagers with Internet access report being bullied online.

What parents need to know about Snapchat

What parents need to know about Snapchat

Snapchat is one of the latest apps teens are using to communicate, and yet it’s not as “safe” as it appears...

Got time? Get INSPIRED!

Some people use Pinterest like a refrigerator door—a mishmash of reminders as well as images that bring a smile. Others carefully curate their Pinterest collections. Still others use the juxtaposition of images for inspiration the way people in creative fields use vision or mood boards. Need a desert for the potluck, a rainy day craft for the kids, a gift for a friend? There’s a Pinterest board for that...

Read me a story...on the computer

Author Eric Anderson knew what he was looking for and he wasn’t finding it.

Computer Camps Make Learning Fun

Computer camps across the country are keeping up with today’s tech-savvy youth by enhancing creativity with professional-grade software.

Mind Your Mobile Manners

The holidays are an ideal time for lessons in politeness. Parents often seize the occasion to teach kids how to sit at the table without fidgeting or how to be gracious about a gift that isn’t exactly what you wanted. This year, many families will find themselves at odds about mobile manners. Will cell phones be welcome at the holiday feast?

When gossip becomes a threat

When gossip becomes a threat

Yesterday, my daughter who is a senior at a local high school emailed me a link to a website she thought I should take a look at. When I clicked on the link, it began with a paragraph that suggested the site creator knew all of the school’s “secrets.” This should be interesting, I thought. After all, it’s a small-town school and there are bound to be a lot of secrets—many of which I’ve already heard about through the local grapevine. The website included photos of kids at the school, but what I found most compelling...

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