Computers and the Internet Article Archive
Tips on how to evaluate Internet sources, be safe on the Internet, and limit screen time in your house.
Also, find additional resources regarding Internet safety—downloadable tools and more.
- For Students, Parents, and Families, There Are 26 Top Apps for ThatWhether it’s keeping track of school assignments, remembering your kids’ allowances, or avoiding doubles on the grocery list, new software applications abound.
- Will Your Teen Benefit From an Online Course?Most teenagers use the Internet to help them with school courses. But some are now using it to take school courses.
- Expand Your Child’s World Through Multimedia AdventuresYou probably can’t take your child on a trip to Southeast Asia this year. But if she’s the sort who loves adventure, you could “visit” it online.
- Find Ways To Help Others OnlineChildren care about the world around them. They want to do something to help. Using a computer, they can now help more easily.
- Choosing Educational Software for ChildrenComputers can help children learn. But some software seems only to teach kids how to kill alien invaders.
- Teach Your Child To Cite Internet Information CorrectlyThe Internet is a wonderful resource. Your child can find much information in a few minutes.
- 5 Ways To Evaluate Online MaterialTeens get much of their information online. But it may be of dubious value.
- Help Your Teen Evaluate Internet SitesThe Internet is a valuable tool for helping with homework and research projects. But as with all tools, the best results will come from the most careful use.
- The Seven C’s of Internet SourcesMore teens are turning to the Internet when doing research. But not all sites are reliable.
- Before Using Content, Teens Should Evaluate SourceThere’s a wealth of information on the Internet. But not all of it is accurate.
- Help Your Child Evaluate Internet InformationAs students use the Web for research more and more, it’s important that they know which sources they can rely on.
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- Internet Safety QuizThe Internet is an invaluable tool for learning, but it’s not without risks. As parents, it’s up to us to teach our children how to avoid the pitfalls of cyberspace while mining its riches. Find out how well-prepared you are to do just that.
- What Kids Do OnlineHow do your children use the Internet? Here’s what you should know about six common activities kids do online.
- Talk With Your Child About the InternetExpert advice from Marian Merritt on teaching your child to be safe online and keeping the conversation going.
- Internet Safety Week: 10 Ways To Celebrate With Your ChildInternet Safety Week kicks off April 27, 2009—and it’s a great excuse to pull up a couple of chairs and spend some quality screen time with your child.
- What Is Your School’s Internet Policy?Nine key question to ask your child’s teacher.
- Tips for Preventing Online BullyingOnline “cyberbullying” can be as cruel as anything that happens on the playground—and harder to defeat.
- 8 Steps to Peace of Mind OnlineMake sure your kids use the Internet safely and wisely.
- Teach Your Child About Online SafetyThese days, kids seem to know more about computers than adults do.
- Make Sure Your Child Uses the Internet Wisely and SafelyChances are, your middle schooler relies on the Internet to do research for school assignments.
- Alert Your Teen’s School When Cyberbullies ThreatenIf your child is the victim of a cyberbully, he may be facing problems with bullies at school, too. Take steps immediately to help your teen.
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- Screen Time: Finding the Right Balance for Your ChildOur experts offer wise guidance about how much time kids should be spending on the computer, in front of the TV, or playing video games.
- Today’s Multitasking TeensToday’s teens spend seven-plus hours a day involved with some type of technology or media—including time when they’re studying or doing homework. A researcher specializing in teens and media offers tips for parents to help kids disconnect and focus.
- Less Screen Time Reduces Obesity RiskChildren who balance their TV and computer time with physical activity are far less likely to be overweight.
- TV Log Can Increase Student Awareness and ResponsibilityA recent study found that eighth graders spent four times as many hours each week watching television as they did studying.
- Counteract Negative Effects Of Television With These TipsParents can’t control what shows are aired on television.
- Help Your Child Make Good Choices About Watching TVThere’s no question that television influences children—sometimes for the better and sometimes the worse.
- Set Limits on Teens’ Computer TimeComputers can be an important part of a high school student’s life.
- You Can Take Charge of Your Family’s TV ViewingWays to manage your family's television viewing.
- Make Rules About Screen Time: 5 StepsDoes your child have a TV in his bedroom? How much time does he spend online?
- Establish Limits for TV, Computer TimePlaying video games can be fun. It can help kids reduce stress and relax. But too much time playing video games or watching TV keeps kids from exercising and socializing.
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