“Is my child addicted to video games?” The line between a hobby and obsession can be a painfully thin one for many of us. And the word “addicted” is a loaded term. But concerned parents should familiarize themselves with the standards of addiction and how to ease their kids off the game.
Is social media bad for your preteen? It can feel like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat are toxic, sometimes, even for a grown adult who can take the occasional mean remark. But with worrying headlines about social media and mental health, what course should we take with pre-teens?
Can we stop cyberbullying? With increasing reports in the news, and the misbehavior of teens coming out online in our schools and between parents more and more, cyberbullying has been central to political debates, PTA meetings, and arguments between friends. A third of our kids have been bullied online. Fortunately, the answer is “Yes, we can stop cyberbullying.” The best defense against bullying, online or otherwise, is you. So what should you look for, and how should you act?