Technological entertainment is a way of life for much of today's societies. As I am a gamer myself, how am I to restrict social interaction from my eight-year-old who is coming into her own gaming? Thanks to the efforts of Disney, Sony, and a slew of other developers interaction … [Read more...] about Social Skills of My Eight Year Old Daughter in MMORPGs
Plants vs. Zombies quickly became a family affair - well, with the exception of my husband, who shakes his head because he doesn't "get" video games. Last fall I was given a copy of Plants vs. Zombies by PopCap, the makers of Bejeweled. Many readers here have heard of Plants … [Read more...] about Plants vs. Zombies vs. Mom
As a parent, you take many precautions to protect your children. You baby proof the house, you put up safety gates, you give them swimming lessons, and you teach them about stranger danger. You even activate parental locks on your TV and game consoles. But one precaution many … [Read more...] about Is Your Smartphone Safe for Your Children
Childhood is nothing like what we experienced when we were growing up, fellow Boomers. When I was a kid the only trouble we could really get into was with drugs, alcohol and -- for boys way more socially advanced than I was -- girls. Nowadays the online world has opened up a … [Read more...] about Encouraging Safe Surfing Habits with Teens
It's typical today to see a crowd of teenagers sitting together, and at least half of them sticking their noses into their cell phones while texting someone. In fact, most teenagers are becoming more comfortable with texting as a way to interact than actual face-to-face … [Read more...] about How Will Texting Teenagers Fare in Future Business Communications?