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Five virtues that dissolve conflict, restore good will, build common purpose and help people thrive--in business, government, volunteer organizations, faith communities, schools and families.
Growing Up Online
The award-winning column about families and technology
The Latest Advice For Parents About What Kids are Doing Online
Growing Up Online columns that are as relevant today as when they were written
Every topic covered by Growing Up Online since 2002.
Essays on Parenting
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Before I had children, I raised kids.

Ten Years of Growing Up Online

New technologies may come and go, but good parenting is timeless. Here's a list of all the topics covered by Growing Up Online in the past ten years. For updated copy and information about reprint fees, please Contact Me.

• Emoji, Acronyms and Emoticons: What does it All Mean?
• The Pros and Cons of Anonymous Apps
• Making the Most of Infographics

• How Old is Your Child Online
• Reading Fast and Reading Slow
• Training Wheels for New Cellphone Users
• The Best Bully Prevention
• Helping Kids Get Enough Sleep in a 24/​7 World
• What a Shame!
• Where to Find the Best Free Educational Videos Online
• Locking Up Your Family’s Online Assets
• The New Peer Pressure
• Nine Apps That Keep Kids Moving
• Is Social Media Making Your Family Miserable?

• Common Sense about Selfies
• Getting to Know You: Social Networking and College Admissions
• How Texting Can Strengthen Relationships
• Staying One Step Ahead of the Scammers on Facebook
• What Parents Need to Know Now about Mobile Social Apps
• Minimizing the Health Hazards of Technology
• Get Organized! Apps to Match Your Personal Style
• Contracts for Connected Families
• Nurturing a Passion for Reading
• Is Technology Rewiring your Baby’s Brain?
• Thinking about Video Game Violence
• Apps that Take the Drudgery out of Dinner
• Don’t Make Snap Judgments about SnapChat

• Is Your Child’s Classroom Upside Down?
• Getting the Most from Gift Cards
• Protecting Family Privacy from Big Data
• Eight Apps to Make Holiday Planning Happier
• Why Online Gambling Games are Risky for Kids
• How to Make Digital Grounding Work
• How to Have a Virtual Garage Sale
• The Real Way to Protect Kids from Porn
• Finding Apps to Beat Summer Slump
• Getting Organized with Social Bookmarking Sites
• Finding Digital Balance
• Apps for Creative Kids

• Timeline Lessons
• Learning to Love Legal Music
• The Best Last Minute Gifts May be Virtual
• Minding Your Mobile Manners
• Preserving the Memories that Matter
• Six Education Trends
• Happiness Apps for Parents
• Friend Management 101
• Keeping Vacation Photos G-Rated
• A Better approach to Cyber-Bullying
• Learning Good WiFi Habits
• Being Smart About the Risks of Smartphones

• What’s Good about Video Games
• Cookies and Kids – Making Sense of Online Privacy
• Websites to Help you Spend Less to Make Merry
• Getting Off to a Good Start on Facebook
• Teaching Kids to Concentrate despite Distractions
• Free Software for Keeping Kids Safe
• How to Bullyproof Your Child
• Taking a Virtual Vacation
• Cellphone Mischief
• Teaching Financial Literacy
• Teaching Kids to Search Effectively

• Do it Yourself Treasures: Photobooks for Families
• Online Self Defense
• Who Can You Trust? Finding Health Information Online
• The Gift of Attention
• Virtual Generosity
• Raising Savvy Social Networkers
• The Three E’s: Helping Teens Become Information Literate
• Websites for a Slimmer Summer
• Taking a Tech Vacation
• Why Twitter?
• Everything Parents Always Wanted to Know about Sexting
• Ten ways the Web Can Help Thrifty Families

• Asking about Avatars
• How to Combat Cyberbullying
• The Joys of Texting
• Blogging about Babies (and Other Family Members)
• Raising Readers in a Digital Age
• Turning Digital Photos in to Holiday Gifts
• Follow Kids to School – Online Grade Books
• Better than Bake Sales – Virtual Fundraising
• Websites Worthy of a Summer Afternoon
• Greening the Family Computer
• Your Child’s Digital Footprint
• Websites for Healthy Families

• How to Keep Tech Stress from Ruining the Holidays
• The Littlest Social Networkers
• Can Your Child Catch a Viral Ad?
• Zombie Computers
• Raising Kinder Kids
• The Rewards of Wired Grandparents
• Parental Controls for Cell Phones
• Simulation Games for Summer
• Tiny Techies 0-6
• Cheating Children - Getting Kids to Do Their Own Schoolwork
• A Safety Net for Social Networking Teens
• Unexpected Ways to Communicate with Kids
• Tips for Saving with the Family Computer

• How to Find Video Games Worth Giving
• Tips for Savvy Online Shopping
• A Few Words About Sex and the Internet
• The YouTube Generation
• Bye Bye Badware – Getting Rid of Unwanted Software
• The Time of Their Lives – How to Help Kids Find Balance
• The Case for Surveillance Software
• A Family Guide to Google
• Is MySpace for Your Kid?
• Organizing Those Digital Photos
• Is Your Child an Online Bully?
• Look it Up in Your Wikipedia?????

• Should Kids Shop Online?
• Now Hear This! – Protecting Children’s Hearing from Headphones
• Asking WWWW about WWW – Developing Media Literacy in Kids
• Why Parents Should Supervise MySpace
• Attack of the Adware
• Beyond Ratings – How to Evaluate Children’s Media
• Protecting Children’s Personal Information
• Making the World a Better Place – Volunteering Online
• Homeworker Helpers that Actually Help
• Are Webkinz and other Virtual Pets Good for Kids?

• Choosing Software Kids Will Love
• IM Goes to School
• Getting the Most from Parental Controls
• Teaching Kids to Use Digital Photos Responsibly
• Seven Sanity Saving Tips for Maintaining the Family Computer
• Spim Control for Families
• E-Mail Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
• Tough Talk about Online Gambling
• The Secrets of Safe Screen Names and Secure Passwords

• Is there a (Music) Pirate in Your House?
• A Parents’ Guide to Online Games
• Finding Healthy Websites Families Can Trust
• Just Say “No” to Spam
• Healthy Habits for Young Bodies
• How to Protect Children from Online Predators
• Helping Children Find When They Use Search Engines
• Helping Kids Handle Online Bullies
• E-mail Essentials for Kids
• How Much is Too Much? Stopping Internet Overuse Before It Starts
• How to Choose Interactive Toys that Make Developmental Sense
• What Parents Need to Know About Instant Messaging
• Preventing Online Plagiarism