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The class of 18-year-olds headed off to college for the first time this fall were mostly born in 1995—the year Yahoo was founded—and have never known life without the internet. Read more about the college class of 2017..
By Julie Samrick My oldest child begins middle school this week and his pleas for more technology have reached crescendo levels. He’d like instagram on his iPod; he needs to check You Tube on my laptop “real quick.” Many of his peers have received cell phones for sixth grade, and he’d like to know when… Read more
By Julie Samrick “Mom, I need to read two chapters for a test tomorrow,” your 8th grader declares. He shuts the door to his bedroom and for the next 45 minutes at least three different technology devices compete for his attention, bouncing between texts, music, and stopping to look things up on the web “real… Read more
According to a new study released this week from the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids have been getting less than the recommended amount of sleep since studies have documented children’s’ sleep habits since 1897. The culprit was advances in technology then (the radio and school books in the early 20th century) just as it is now… Read more
One day last summer I was enjoying myself at the State Fair with my kids until I lost my brand new iPhone. I’d put it in my back pocket so that I’d hear my parents call when they arrived. Next thing I knew it was gone. That hot, itchy, hive-like pang of panic reminded me… Read more