Their Own Devices

Their Own Devices

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No matter how tech savvy you are, your kids likely have you beat.
Different Homes, Different Devices, Different Rules
Apr 25 • 42 min
Have you heard about the magic door our kids use? This isn’t a video game. Kids walk through this door and all of the rules, limits and restrictions parents place on technology disappear. You may know this magical gateway by its more common name, “the…
There’s No Delete Button on the Internet
Apr 18 • 41 min
Parents often warn their kids that everything posted online is permanent and that there’s no guarantee that data will remain private. It’s good advice but can you actually explain that? What does it really mean when we hit “delete,” empty the recycle bin,…
Finstas: The “Real” Instagram Account
Apr 11 • 45 min
On this episode Marc & David sit down with 4 high school students and get right to the question most parents are wondering: “If we had access to your Finsta or “fake Instagram” account, what would we find?” The guests don’t hold back and take Marc and…
Talking About Cyber Hate
Apr 4 • 40 min
The Internet didn’t create hate speech. But the digital world has transformed its reach, volume and dangerous tone in unprecedented ways. It’s only a matter of time before our kids encounter cyber hate. When it does surface, we want them to be prepared.…
The Social Media Generation
Mar 28 • 42 min
Social media use among teens is increasing year to year. These digital platforms enable adolescents to communicate more, meet new people, build communities, be creative, and express themselves. But surveys and studies suggest that the expanding use of…
The Truth About “Internet Addiction”
Mar 21 • 42 min
Is your teen spending too much time in front of screens? Excessive and compulsive use of digital tech may affect school, relationships and sleep as well as both physical and mental health. The problem is real and parents are worried. But is it an…
Calling Parents About Their Kids’ Online Actions
Mar 14 • 41 min
As parents in the digital age, we’re likely to see troubling things online about other children in our community. Your son or daughter may proactively show you another kid’s post or perhaps you discover something concerning when monitoring your own…
How Smartphones and Media Influence Kids’ Behavior
Mar 7 • 42 min
Parents today are raising children in a new digital environment and medical research demonstrates that the use of interactive digital technology affects kids’ behavior and development. Parents need to be conscious of exactly how kids are changed by…
Teen Sexting: A Girl’s Perspective
Feb 28 • 52 min
The sharing of explicit photos is becoming a more common practice in teen culture. Digital technology and mobile apps like Snapchat make it fast and easy to instantly send and receive naked pics. Both boys and girls are actively participating, much to…
Teen Dating in the Digital Age
Feb 14 • 48 min
When our kids start dating, it opens up a whole new world of challenges for parents. It always has. But today teen romance comes with a unique set of digital challenges and information-age risks. Whether it’s your son or daughter, you want them to have a…
What Our Kids Post Online Matters, Maybe Forever
Feb 7 • 36 min
Social media and engaging online are part of being a kid today, but just one post, tweet or text can get a student suspended or expelled, ruin friendships, impact future job opportunities, or influence college admissions. Right or wrong, a single,…
Spying or Parenting - Do We Need to Respect Our Kids’ Digital Privacy?
Jan 31 • 41 min
As parents, we want to give our kids the freedom to explore, grow, make mistakes, and develop resilience. But we also want to keep our kids safe. Today’s children are digital natives and the Internet is their second home, teeing up new concerns and new…
Sandbox v. Xbox: The Role of Digital Play
Jan 24 • 42 min
Digital play makes our kids’ childhood drastically different than our own. Many parents are concerned about the potential impact of today’s high-tech electronic gaming and graphic digital content on their kids. Are the fears justified? Many experts say…
Teen Sexting – Flipping Out Is Not the Answer
Jan 17 • 46 min
Teen sexting is happening, whether we like it or not. In some circumstances, this may be innocent behavior between two teens, adolescents just being adolescents. But in other cases, there can be serious consequences. As uncomfortable as it may be, parents…
Is sexting a “normal” part of growing up digital?
Jan 10 • 50 min
When it comes to sexting, most parents think, “Not my kid.” But multiple studies and anecdotal evidence indicate that’s not the case. Handing an Internet-connected camera (a smartphone) to an adolescent — who is wired to ignore consequences, obsess over…
How to Be a Digital Role Model for Your Kids
Jan 3 • 42 min
How do our own digital habits affect our kids’ relationship with tech? Checking notifications at dinner and going to sleep with your phone may be setting norms you’re not even aware of. Marc and David chat with Stephen Balkam, founder and CEO of the…
The Magical Age of 13.
Dec 20, 2018 • 53 min
Privacy law in the U.S. has one clear line: Treat everyone 12 and under as kids, and everyone 13 and older as adults — at least when it comes to the online world. The core privacy law around kids using digital services was written in 1998 when the…
The Real World Consequences of Cyberbullying
Dec 13, 2018 • 47 min
Bullying has always been part of growing up, but the 24/7, “always on” digital world has transformed where, when, and how it occurs. Online harassment can follow kids home and infiltrate their safe spaces. It even comes into bed with them at night, via…
HOOKED: How Peer Pressure Is Baked Into Social Apps
Dec 6, 2018 • 37 min
Silicon Valley and Wall Street might call it “engagement.” As parents, we might call it, “getting hooked.” Social media optimizes our kids’ conversations for maximum profit. There’s an art to it, and nothing is accidental. Marc and David sit down with…
What’s Your Tech Parenting Style?
Nov 29, 2018 • 43 min
Giving kids the freedom to explore, push boundaries, and make mistakes – while still keeping them safe – is a parenting challenge as old as time. But the stakes get especially high –and complicated – when those mistakes are happening on the Internet. Are…
Screen Time and the Quest for a Healthy Digital Lifestyle
Nov 22, 2018 • 45 min
Our kids (and many adults, too) are spending an unprecedented amount of time in front of screens. How much is too much? Is all screen time created equal? Marc and David discuss the addictive power of screens, “active” vs. “passive” consumption of media,…
The Internet Through Our Kids’ Eyes
Nov 15, 2018 • 43 min
If we want our kids to have a positive relationship with digital technology, we need to understand the teenage mind, and what social media means to adolescents. Kids are wired to push boundaries and make mistakes, and this generation gets to do that in…
Introducing Their Own Devices
Nov 2, 2018 • 1 min
Do you really understand what your kids are doing online? No matter how tech savvy you are, digital natives see the world in a fundamentally different way than all previous generations. That makes parenting an unprecedented challenge. Join Marc Groman, an…