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How PA Schools are Protecting Kids - Digtially

Computers are present in almost every house, school and coffee shop. With computers comes the Internet, now a staple of our generation. Online access, with all its pluses, presents a concern to many parents.

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...

Read me a story...on the computer

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

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.

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...

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...

Safe Social Networking for Kids and Teens

Social networking sites like Facebook were supposed to make the Internet a little safer by creating a community of people who knew each other, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way.

Finding digital balance

This seems to be the year for “digital detox.” A surprising number of people are blogging about digital overload and their efforts to wean themselves and their families from its harmful effects. Even Google encourages employees to unplug during the workday by providing everything from bicycle paths to on-site massage services...

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?

The best gifts may be virtual

The most coveted gifts this holiday season may not be something you can wrap and stuff into a stocking. In a recent study at Carnegie Mellon University, researchers talked to young people about their most prized possessions. Many said that virtual assets—music, photos, Facebook gifts and items in online games—were more important to them than material possessions such as clothes.

 

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