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Too Much Profanity on the Big and Small Screen?

Television is not much better. A new study by the Parents Television Council found that broadcast networks are increasingly creating and airing programs in which sexualized and adult language is being spoken by minor-aged child actors.

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Setting Boundaries for Tech Addicted Kids (and Parents)

Like most parents, I struggle with setting boundaries with technology that my family will respect. Before setting boundaries, though, it’s important to understand why our kids are on their devices so much. Unfortunately, the truth is that we, as parents, are partly responsible

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Should Students Be Friends with Teachers and Coaches on Social Media

As a former teacher myself, I am friends with some of my students on Facebook, and I love being able to watch them, their careers and their families grow. While I taught the class of 2004, I did not add any of my former students until they were firmly in their twenties. I’ve helped former students edit papers, and have even provided career advice -- I don’t think your job as a teacher and/ or mentor stops when your students graduate.

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The Importance of Social Media Age Restrictions

The data is in. Kids enjoy social media. The studies confirm it. In fact, 89% of teens ages 13 to 17, according to Pew Research, reported using at least one social media site and . 71% reported use of more than one site. These numbers are not necessarily alarming. Did you know that Jjust about every social media site allows users to sign up when they reach 13 years of age?. Their friends are on the websites, talking about media they saw on the websites, sharing their experiences and stories on the websites. The “happening” stuff is happening online, and kids want to be a part of the hub...

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