Archive for November 2015

This is 39 on vacation

This is 39 on vacation
There have been many posts written about certain ages, and they are all titled “This is x age”. I thought about writing one around the time of my birthday but it wasn’t until our recent trip to the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort that I was really struck by how 39 was, and is, different... Read more »

Why teens should read the terms of service and privacy policies for their social media accounts

Why teens should read the terms of service and privacy policies for their social media accounts
Recently, people of the Internet got worked up over the Snapchat Terms of Service. Turns out that Snapchat didn’t make any radical changes, but rather the drama came from the fact that most users had never bothered to read the privacy policy or the terms of service. I think tweens and teens should read the... Read more »

Common Sense Media report: U.S. teens use media 9 hours per day, not counting for school or homework

Common Sense Media report: U.S. teens use media 9 hours per day, not counting for school or homework
Common Sense Media recently completed a large-scale study of more than 2,600 tween and teens, which they define as kids between ages 8 and 18, to determine just how they use media, including both screen-based media activities (like watching TV, playing video games, and using social media) and also non-screen media activities (like reading books... Read more »
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Instagram star Essena O'Neill quits social media and gives teens a lot to think about

Instagram star Essena O'Neill quits social media and gives teens a lot to think about
Instagram is hugely popular among tweens and teens and for many young users, it is their first foray into social media. I know that’s certainly true of my 13-year-old’s experience. While there are some pitfalls to Instagram, aka Insta or IG, which you can read about here, there are also a lot of kids who... Read more »

11 quotes about Thanksgiving

11 quotes about Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is drawing near here in the U.S.! In honor of the occasion, here are some quotes about Thanksgiving and thanksgiving, both the holiday and the act of gratitude, from eloquent, insightful people. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” – W. T.... Read more »