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Resources to help parents understand how to equip their children to thrive and survive in a digital media world.
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2015 US Teen Social Media Use: What You Need To Know - Heidi Cohen

2015 US Teen Social Media Use: What You Need To Know - Heidi Cohen | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Do you know what teens are doing on social media and what this means for your marketing? Here is the 2015 US teen social media use with charts to guide you.
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Though coming from a business perspective, this is an excellent breakdown of the 2015 Pew Research Center’s Teens, Social Media & Technology Report from Heidi Cohen. Armed  with this info, it's a great opportunity to have some discussion about your teen's usage that can help teach and train them  to manage their social media life in a way that helps more than hinders. They may be digital natives, but as a parent, you have more life experience. The most effective way to engage your kids with social media is to engage with them face to face.

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Rules of the Road for Parents in a Digital Age

As all parents know, our kids learn from us. Not just from what we say, but more importantly, from what we do. The good news is that even if we're a bit clue...
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What Is Your Teen's Online Reputation? | Psychology Today

What Is Your Teen's Online Reputation? | Psychology Today | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
What every teen needs to know about their online reputation. By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC...
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How Facebook And Social Media Affect The Minds Of Generation Next

How Facebook And Social Media Affect The Minds Of Generation Next | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
When it comes to teens and their social media habits, there's some great news and some not-so-great news. It can make your child a fast learner, but it is also associated with a host of psychological disorders.
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Tips for Parents of the iGeneration | Keeping Teens Safe Online | Teen Behavior & Facebook, Social Media | LiveScience

Tips for Parents of the iGeneration | Keeping Teens Safe Online | Teen Behavior & Facebook, Social Media | LiveScience | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
How does a parent best raise a teen growing in a culture of constant communication they just don't understand? A social media expert offers tips for communicating with teens who are constantly plugged in.
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Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents

Back to School: 42 Digital Resources for Students & Parents | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
Take a gander at our roundup of tech tools, apps, social media and parenting tips that will ease you or your kid into another school year.
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MediaShift . Special Series: Kids & Media | PBS

MediaShift . Special Series: Kids & Media | PBS | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it

Topics from the series include:

 

> Screen Time for Kids: Balancing Fun, Learning, Media Creation

> How to Control (Or At Least Influence) Children's Media Access

> The Parent Show: Will Augmented Reality Be Our Kids' Reality?

> The Literacy of Gaming: What Kids Learn From Playing

> Glaser & Son Dissect the Best Screens for Kids

> Twitter Chat: How to Avoid Ads for Kids, Share Meaningful Media Moments

> When Should You Introduce Your Child to a Smartphone or Tablet?

> Overexposed? Baby Photos in An Age of Facebook

> A Parent's Guide to Streaming Video

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Video Games: The Hidden Benefits Of Playing With Your Kids

Video Games: The Hidden Benefits Of Playing With Your Kids | Digital & Media Literacy for Parents | Scoop.it
If your kids have a Play Station or a Nintendo Wii, odds are at some point or another you've felt like nothing in the world could tear them away from it. That's because video games are fun.
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