PokePal – Play Pokémon GO Without Staring At Your Phone


By PokePal Don’t want to have stare at your phone to play Pokémon GO?  Want to lock your phone and still be able to play Pokémon GO? With PokePal, you can play Pokémon GO while your screen is locked...

August 3, 2016 MindMake

Why Pokemon GO is so popular with your teen…


SCREENAGERS | Delaney Ruston Pokemon GO is sweeping the nation. Kids (and adults) are running around trying to spot imaginary characters floating in the real world. It’s getting kids outside and moving but they are still looking down at...

July 19, 2016 MindMake

The Joys and Challenges of Parenting in a World of Screens (or, ‘Just Five More Minutes!’)


Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman My boys want to play video games all the time, and my 13-year-old daughter is crazy for texting and Facebook. They don’t bother me when they’re online, but I know I should set limits. But...

July 14, 2016 MindMake

Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know


Common Sense Media | Christine Elgersma It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you’ve figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook, they’ve moved on to Instagram or...

July 11, 2016 MindMake

Are Your Kids Addicted To Their Phones? ‘Screenagers’ Wants to Help


Forbes | Keith Wagstaff In the new documentary  Screenagers, kids can’t stop playing with their phones. It’s a problem many parents face —including director Delaney Ruston, a physician serving as Stony Brook Medicine’s filmmaker in residence. “My son wanted to play more video...

July 8, 2016 MindMake

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.


The New York Times – Sherry Turkle COLLEGE students tell me they know how to look someone in the eye and type on their phones at the same time, their split attention undetected. They say it’s a skill they mastered...

May 1, 2016 MindMake

Teachers Fear For Pupils’ Safety On Social Media


BBC – Education & Family Most teachers know of pupils who have used social media to share sexual messages, pictures or videos, a survey by a teachers’ union suggests. A poll of 1,304 teachers by the NASUWT union indicated most...

March 26, 2016 MindMake

Don’t Post About Me On Social Media, Children Say


The New York Time – KJ Dell’Antonia Recently, university researchers asked children and parents to describe the rules they thought families should follow related to technology. In most cases, parents and children agreed — don’t text and drive; don’t be...

March 20, 2016 MindMake

Should You Post About Your Kids on the Internet?


The Huffington Post – Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. When your kid gets under your skin or make you feel really proud, should you be writing about it on the internet? Do our kids have a say in how we expose them...

March 17, 2016 MindMake

Can Anonymous Apps Ever Be Safe For Kids?


The Guardian – Nicole Kobie Questions over whether the benefits of anonymous apps – such as giving children a space to explore sensitive issues – can outweigh the risks they pose Nicole Madison Lovell, a 13-year-old school girl from Virginia,...

March 13, 2016 MindMake
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