Articles by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD About Life Online
When Your Child Gets Cyberbullied
KEY POINTS Children’s empathy isn’t fully developed, so meanness is common, online and off. Sensible limits and monitoring can help your child learn to be safe online. Having a specific plan for handling cyberbullying can help your child feel more confident and competent online. There’s a special kind of awfulness when meanness happens online. Because…
The Limits of #MentalHealth Content
Online mental health content can have benefits and downsides.
Top 5 Texting Mistakes Kids Make
By talking about some of the common texting pitfalls, you may be able to help your kid avoid them.
Is Your Child Addicted to Screens?
How can you tell if your child’s screen use is a problem? What can you do to help your child be smart about online activity?
Cyberbullying: What Parents Need to Know
Cyberbullying involves using electronic communication to intimidate and harass someone. A key research claims it’s an overrated phenomenon because it’s less common than in-person bullying. However, because cyberbullying so public and so easily spread, it can be devastating.
Teen Sexting in Perspective
Is sexting really “the new normal” among teens? Here’s what research says plus some practical ideas for parents.
The Truth About Violent Video Games and Kids, Part 2
How can we understand the appeal of violent video games for kids and how should parents respond?
The Truth About Violent Video Games and Kids, Part 1
Fans insist, “I’ve played lots of violent video games and haven’t murdered anyone!” Here’s what parents should know about the effects—and non-effects—of violent video games.
Are You a Distracted Parent?
How NOT to phone it in as a parent: Our smart phones and tablets can pull us away from being present to our children. On the other hand, constantly staring at our kids in rapture is neither realistic nor desirable.