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Articles on brain research, screen time, multi-tasking and how that affects kids minds
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5 ways to help kids rein in digital distractions

5 ways to help kids rein in digital distractions | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Digital devices kill attention and focus, not just for adults but for kids too. Try these five tips for avoiding digital distraction.
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FTC: Most Kids' Apps Fall Short On Privacy Disclosures

FTC: Most Kids' Apps Fall Short On Privacy Disclosures | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Developers of childrens' apps are improving their privacy disclosures, but most apps for kids still fall short, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
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U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test, lag behind foreign peers

U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test, lag behind foreign peers | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
“We tend to think millennials are really savvy in this area. But that’s not what we are seeing,” researcher says.
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One Dad Discovered a Clever Way to Get His Daughter to Care About Her Grades Again

One Dad Discovered a Clever Way to Get His Daughter to Care About Her Grades Again | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
"My daughter is currently pulling a D- in math. This is her phone."
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Seven Digital Deadly Sins

Seven Digital Deadly Sins | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Thou shall not sin. But that does that include Googling yourself? In Seven Digital Deadly Sins, watch video confessions, read first person accounts & weigh in with your judgement. Participate in an interactive reflection of our digital selves.
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Powerfully interactive site

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The iPad Era Hasn't Turned Your Kids Into Screen-Time Zombies

The iPad Era Hasn't Turned Your Kids Into Screen-Time Zombies | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
TV remains more popular than digital devices among kids, but children of all classes are watching less of it
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How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
How one 13-year-old boy with autism became BFF’s with Apple’s Siri
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7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about

7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
I work in public relations at Cook Children's. It’s my job to be on social networking sites, peruse the internet and keep up with the latest Apps offered on smartphones. It’s a great job and I love what I do, but over the last couple years, I have learned so much about the dangers of Smart Phone Apps. It’s downright scary.

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How Technology is Sabotaging Your Sleep

How Technology is Sabotaging Your Sleep | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Discover how your nighttime technology habits are adversely affecting your sleep and your health.
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The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they’ve got it all wrong. It is no wonder that anxiety plagues the modern human. We seem hopelessly confused. We love our tools; we can’t stop [...]

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Neil Krasnoff's curator insight, October 8, 2014 1:05 PM

I like this balanced and reflective piece that places a priority on the teaching of values, as opposed to the mentality of fear and banishment.

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The Worst Apps for Kids - Sunshine and Hurricanes

The Worst Apps for Kids  - Sunshine and Hurricanes | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
The Worst Apps for Kids - What Apps You Don't Want On Your Child's Phone
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In defense of screen time - The Boston Globe

In defense of screen time - The Boston Globe | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
It’s time to seriously consider how to prepare our kids for a digital future instead of vilifying it.
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The absurd and unfounded myth of the digital native — Enrique Dans — Medium

The absurd and unfounded myth of the digital native - Enrique Dans - Medium
For some time now I’ve been talking about the damage being caused to our societies by the mistaken belief that young peo…
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Tom Lademann's curator insight, November 17, 2015 10:58 AM

So true. The term Digital Native is misleading and assumes its members already know how tech works

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Popular App Guide Parents Teachers - Safe Smart Social

Popular App Guide Parents Teachers - Safe Smart Social | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Do you think this list is valuable for other parents and teachers? Please use the share buttons below.
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Family Time with Apps

Read a sample or download Family Time with Apps by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center with iBooks.
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Mobile Access Shifts Social Media Use and Other Online Activities

Mobile Access Shifts Social Media Use and Other Online Activities | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Accessing the internet on mobile devices The survey shows that 91% of teens go online from a mobile device, at least occasionally. African-American teens are
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Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too

Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Helicopter parents and teachers, stand down. Kids of all ages need time to learn through play in school.
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A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium

A Teenager's View on Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
Written by an actual teen
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Powerful messages in here and very well written.

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Neil Krasnoff's curator insight, January 13, 2015 10:02 AM

For those of us trying to stay up on trends, this is an important article that I believe is fairly accurate. 

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Eanes ISD Digital Parenting Course

Eanes ISD Digital Parenting Course | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course Eanes ISD Digital Parenting Course on iTunes U.
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Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
danah boyd (she doesn't capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It's Complicated:
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How am I just now discovering this?

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Screen Time

Screen Time | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Get Screen Time on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Technology 101 for Parents - Sunshine and Hurricanes

Technology 101 for Parents  - Sunshine and Hurricanes | Brain Research & Digital Parenting | Scoop.it
Technology 101 for Parents - It Can Be Your Thing and We Will Help You
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