New initiatives by Microsoft and its partners are aiming to protect young people when they chat with strangers online—trying to distinguish harmless chatter from something more sinister.
Decisions about what to share, with whom and for how long are weighing on teens, the first generation that has had the benefit of witnessing the mistakes of their elders on social media.
Parents and educators are trying to teach kids the proper ways to answer calls and compose messages, to prepare them for real life.
Kids’ persistent nagging for the tiny wireless earbuds have parents groaning about the cost, the risk of loss or theft and concerns that they scream “privilege.”
While high-schoolers generally agree that social media is key to keeping up with their friends, many also admit that they need a break from the drama. In the latest stop in our nationwide tour, teens explain how they cope with burnout.
Using technology to find a platonic parenting partner comes at a time when it seems harder than ever to meet anyone the old-fashioned way.
Ordering items from Amazon has never been easier, but young children are asking Alexa to deliver them presents and parents aren’t always able to step in before packages are on the way.
Photo Roulette, one of the hottest mobile game apps with U.S. teens, selects and shares random photos from players’ camera rolls—leading to privacy panics for parents.
Can Christmas bring peace to the Laurendine-Scanlan family, which hasn’t celebrated the holidays together since before the 2016 presidential election?
The shift away from cash has generated debate in one family, with some older members worrying about the safety and privacy ramifications of transferring money via apps.
Many parents worried about the ramifications of sharing too much about their children on social media are having difficult conversations about it with their own parents, who are eager to share photos of their grandchildren online.
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