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Connie McCarthy
What Is “Too Much” When It Comes to Young Children And Consumer Electronics?

Feb 10, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Technology, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

National news programs recently reported that the amount of time American children spend watching TV, playing video games, using small electronic devices, or surfing on the computer has increased to almost 8 hours a day! I c... Read more
SchoolFamily
Homework, Technology and Teens, Oh My!

Jan 08, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Success, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, Cell Phones

A homework time vignette: Mom (through the bedroom door): "Where is your cell phone and itouch?"Tween or teen: "I have them right here. I need to check my Facebook to see if Matty got back to me about our group project a... Read more
SchoolFamily
At What Age Should You Give Your Child a Cell Phone?

Dec 21, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities

There's always a lot of discussion amongst parents about what is the right age to get your child a cell phone. Well this article from local paper shares the middle school student's perspective on when to give kids cell p... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Keep Television Out of Your Young Child’s Bedroom

Dec 07, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Technology, Sleep, Parent Involvement, Kids Learning

“Should I get my child their own television for their room?”  Whenever I am asked this question my answer is always a resounding “Absolutely not!” I say this because: Using a TV for reward or pun... Read more
SchoolFamily
Don't Let Those Girls Lag in Math & Science

Nov 02, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Parent Involvement, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

Recently came across this blog that talks about  encouraging girls to excel in math and science. So I knew that the work force, in these areas, is still male dominated --but I didn't know just how much this is tru... Read more
SchoolFamily
Ipods to Instill a Love of Learning?

Sep 21, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Kids Learning

Have heard of schools banning ipods -- but this article talks about a school that is using Ipods for an ESOL class to teach kids how to read."Students listen to stories as part of a fluency program designed to devel... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Internet Safety: What the kids search for online.

Aug 11, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Technology, Parent Involvement, Internet Safety, Elementary School, Back to School

My friend and colleague Marian Merritt of Symantec sent a note about some very interesting research from Symantec.  It comes from 6 months of data (millions of kids’ searches) from the new OnlineFamily.Norton.com s... Read more
SchoolFamily
Technology Time Eating into Family Time?

Aug 11, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Internet Safety, Cell Phones

A colleague forwarded this NY Times article titled "Breakfast Can Wait. The Day's First Stop is Online."  The story actually made my stomach do a flip- flop. No, not because I skipped  breakfast to check my email an... Read more
Tim Sullivan
An Online Driver's License for Kids and Teens

Jul 23, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Technology, Internet Safety

Thanks to my involvement with Symantec's Online Safety Advisory Council (check out their new www.onlinefamily.norton.com product for a cool web safety solution for your family), I occasionally get to listen in as some very s... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The New School Cheating? Or no?

Jun 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Technology, Kids Learning

Lots of conversation about the recent Common Sense Media report on how many kids are cheating (and how) these days and how they're using new technology tools to help.Obviously, some cheating is still just cheating. Has been h... Read more