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The Online Mom provides internet technology advice and information to help parents protect their kids, encourage responsible behavior and safely harness the power of technology in the new digital world. Social networking, photo sharing, video games, IM & texting, internet security, cyberbullying, educational resources, the latest on tech hardware, gadgets and software for kids 3-8, tweens and teens, and more.

The Online Mom Blog Archives

2/7/2014 - Connecting Your Mobile Lifestyle

1/29/2014 - “Leaky” apps serve up personal data but do we really care?

1/15/2014 - App Developers Face Hard Road to Prosperity

12/19/2013 - Want to improve those math scores? Start coding!

12/6/2013 - Safeguarding Your Online Reputation

12/2/2013 - Networking for a Better Education

11/8/2013 - Networking for a Healthier Lifestyle

11/6/2013 - Choose Your Path to a Healthier Lifestyle

10/30/2013 - Manage content, not screen time!

9/25/2013 - California’s ‘eraser bill’ likely to have limited impact

9/10/2013 - Back To School With the Mobile Internet

9/5/2013 - Faking it on Facebook

8/22/2013 - Embedded Facebook Updates: Another Reason to Watch What You Post

8/15/2013 - Hello, is anyone there? Welcome to the new Facebook

8/8/2013 - Consumers get smart about data

7/17/2013 - Going to the mall? The stores are watching you…

7/8/2013 - FTC strengthens privacy rules for kids but parental supervision is still the key

7/1/2013 - It’s Time To Get Connected

6/19/2013 - Summer camps beckon but leave that smartphone behind!

6/12/2013 - The Console Wars Are Back

5/16/2013 - Teaching our kids to curate

5/15/2013 - Students Turn to Social Media To Screen Colleges

5/13/2013 - Making sense of data

5/9/2013 - Make Mom Proud!

4/17/2013 - Here comes the next big thing…really

4/9/2013 - Is Facebook Home right for you?

4/4/2013 - Don't wait for smartphone payments. They’re already here!

3/25/2013 - Getting up to speed

3/6/2013 - The case for a smartphone case

2/28/2013 - Creating your own tech ecosystem

2/21/2013 - Keeping up with the kids

2/20/2013 - Don’t look for a self-driving car just yet!

2/18/2013 - 10 things you shouldn’t do on a social network

2/5/2013 - Embracing technology

1/28/2013 - Enjoying mobile TV

1/24/2013 - Want to be happy? Stay off Facebook!

1/16/2013 - And now for the self-destructing text…maybe

1/4/2013 - Raising digital kids

12/31/2012 - My 2013 Tech Wish List

12/13/2012 - Are we really concerned about privacy?

12/10/2012 - Can’t we all just get along?

11/29/2012 - Serious about privacy? Stay off Facebook!

11/27/2012 - Parenting in the digital age

11/16/2012 - How private is your e-mail?

11/2/2012 - Thoughts on Life After Sandy

10/15/2012 - Parents: set your own age limits

9/24/2012 - Smartphone sharing

9/17/2012 - Creating your mobile entertainment hub

9/12/2012 - When only a smartphone will do

9/8/2012 - Time to hit the re-set button

8/28/2012 - Where were you when I needed you?

8/21/2012 - Building your own tech ecosystem

8/8/2012 - The end of privacy

7/25/2012 - Should the Internet remain anonymous?

7/13/2012 - Finding time to unplug

6/26/2012 - Monitoring our kids online

6/14/2012 - Vigilance still required for digital kids

6/6/2012 - Welcome to the Microsoft ecosystem

6/5/2012 - Facebook for under 13s?

5/16/2012 - We are all critics now

4/19/2012 - Should we expect online privacy at work?

4/18/2012 - Kids and social networking

4/17/2012 - Living in the Cloud

4/12/2012 - The e-book wars

3/30/2012 - “Can you see me now?” Facial recognition technology is getting smarter

3/21/2012 - Employers seeking Facebook passwords

3/8/2012 - Social networking gets personal

2/29/2012 - The great privacy debate

2/13/2012 - Tech Parenting: Stay Involved

2/10/2012 - The problem with tech-free zones

2/7/2012 - Is Facebook making us sad?

1/26/2012 - Managing your online reputation

1/24/2012 - It's OK to be a video gamer!

1/18/2012 - Protesting SOPA

1/11/2012 - Search engines get personal

12/23/2011 - My Top 10 Tech Resolutions

12/6/2011 - Sexting: parents need to remain vigilant

12/1/2011 - Tech devices as “digital pacifiers”

11/16/2011 - Going mobile – why we need to rethink Internet safety

11/10/2011 - Social networks: Just kids being kids

11/1/2011 - Debating the tech-free classroom

10/21/2011 - Managing our cell phones

10/13/2011 - Internet filtering? Let parents decide

9/26/2011 - Technology for young kids: Too much too soon?

9/19/2011 - Proposed changes to child privacy regulations make sense

9/8/2011 - Why we shouldn’t blame technology

8/26/2011 - Looking at technology from a child's perspective

8/5/2011 - Should teachers ‘friend’ students on Facebook?

7/28/2011 - Almost one-in-five adults regret online posts

7/26/2011 - Get ready for mHealth!

7/19/2011 - Is Google+ a social network too far?

7/8/2011 - Social media background checks

7/7/2011 - It’s all about sharing

6/28/2011 - Video games: The buck stops with parents

6/20/2011 - Setting a bad example

6/8/2011 - Kids are at risk...just not my kids!

5/23/2011 - Should kids under 13 be allowed on Facebook?

5/17/2011 - Proposed Facebook privacy bill goes too far

5/10/2011 - Survey finds 7.5 million Facebook users under the minimum age

4/29/2011 - Cool tech for parents

4/20/2011 - Tweens flock to social networks

3/31/2011 - Teens and 'Facebook depression'

3/29/2011 - The consequences of sexting

3/24/2011 - Just how much should we share?

3/18/2011 - Young kids and media

3/10/2011 - Setting a good example

3/3/2011 - Cyberbullying education for parents

2/17/2011 - What’s the right age for a Facebook account?

2/15/2011 - Teens and Facebook: Why trust still matters

2/4/2011 - Why cyberbullying is different

2/3/2011 - Why those digital natives still need us

1/24/2011 - Parental Controls Go Mobile

1/18/2011 - Get ready for “smart” appliances

1/12/2011 - Don’t blame technology (part II)

12/29/2010 - Are parents starting to sour on the Internet?

12/8/2010 - A picture is worth a thousand words

12/3/2010 - The virtual afterlife

12/1/2010 - Every day is Cyber Day

11/24/2010 - Technology is not the enemy

11/17/2010 - Taking another look at online friendships

11/9/2010 - Young kids and TV

11/9/2010 - Why children should blog

10/18/2010 - Cyberbullying: Are we missing the point?

10/14/2010 - “Don’t call me – it’s rude!”

10/11/2010 - Making the case for “real” books

10/1/2010 - Don’t blame technology!

9/29/2010 - Is technology dumbing down our kids?

9/24/2010 - The rise of the Stay-At-Home-Mom

9/8/2010 - Keeping an eye on the kids

8/30/2010 - Kids and M-rated video games

8/18/2010 - What’s the right age?

8/13/2010 - Our disappearing privacy

8/11/2010 - It’s time to talk

8/6/2010 - The new cookie monster

8/4/2010 - When is a computer not a computer?

7/31/2010 - The highs (and lows) of back-to-school

7/26/2010 - Living with our mistakes

7/21/2010 - Common sense on ‘sexting’

7/13/2010 - Are smartphones becoming too smart?

7/8/2010 - The texting life of a tween

6/30/2010 - Schools and cyberbullying

6/29/2010 - Is Google making us stupid?

6/18/2010 - When technology is too much of a good thing

6/11/2010 - “Mom – stop texting!”

6/7/2010 - The myth of multitasking

6/3/2010 - Technology's great, but we still have to think!

6/2/2010 - Internet Safety Month

5/26/2010 - Is technology separating us from our kids?

5/21/2010 - Online dangers: It's who you hang with!

5/17/2010 - Social networking and kids' friendships

4/30/2010 - 'You're Not the Boss of Me'

4/26/2010 - Are we sharing too much?

4/19/2010 - The cell phone debate

4/12/2010 - Having fun with the iPad

4/1/2010 - Felony charges brought in Massachusetts bullying case

3/22/2010 - A more practical approach to sexting

3/17/2010 - The problem with the media-free household

3/11/2010 - Should I friend my boss? (And other tricky Internet-age questions!)

3/9/2010 - Cell phone ownership gets younger…again!

3/2/2010 - Free speech vs. privacy: The debate is just beginning

2/25/2010 - E-mail for kids: How young is too young?

2/25/2010 - Parenting in the digital age

2/17/2010 - Here's the Buzz: Don't mess with our e-mail!

2/11/2010 - Digital Citizenship

2/5/2010 - Digital Nation

2/3/2010 - Stop the cyberbullies!

2/2/2010 - Too much media? What about the parents?

1/28/2010 - Software of last resort

1/25/2010 - Is heavy media use making our kids unhappy?

1/21/2010 - YouTube: No place for bullies

1/21/2010 - Cell phone withdrawal

1/19/2010 - Life on the Virtual Frontier

1/12/2010 - Violent video games 'worse than porn', suggests adult entertainment star

1/6/2010 - Airport delays, too much screen time…and Lady Gaga!

12/30/2009 - Happy Holidays via Facebook

12/21/2009 - It was the best of the Internet; it was the worst of the Internet

12/17/2009 - Talking with your online kids

12/8/2009 - The iPhone food chain

12/7/2009 - The Sexting Survey: A look behind the numbers

12/3/2009 - Another sexting suicide

11/30/2009 - No more train sets? Don't blame video games!

11/25/2009 - Unfriending, social networks, and privacy

11/17/2009 - Cyberbullying: Let's educate, not legislate!

11/13/2009 - Parents – Set your own age limits!

11/6/2009 - Technology and dating

11/5/2009 - From chore to pleasure – capturing those memories

11/3/2009 - Becoming a digital citizen

11/2/2009 - Driving (and flying) while distracted!

10/28/2009 - Video gaming comes of age

10/20/2009 - Tech-savvy but teen foolish

10/14/2009 - Multitasking…or digital overload?

10/8/2009 - The rising tide of video

10/5/2009 - It takes a (digital) village

10/1/2009 - Text to me!

9/30/2009 - Distracted Driving Summit

9/24/2009 - Marketing to our passions

9/23/2009 - Social Networking and Privacy

9/15/2009 - Nagging goes digital!

9/9/2009 - Work hard, wash your hands…and watch what you post on Facebook!

9/3/2009 - Don’t let back-to-school mean back-to-bullying

9/1/2009 - Crashing while texting

8/28/2009 - Tools To Help Us Parent

8/24/2009 - Keeping the brain working. (Or swimming against the tide!)

8/20/2009 - The Sony Experience...

8/18/2009 - Hacer trampa en línea, ¿es realmente hacer trampa?

8/14/2009 - Twitter: essential news or pointless babble? Let the people decide!

8/11/2009 - Curling Up with an E-Book

8/7/2009 - Spam, Twitter and cyber-attacks

8/5/2009 - Turn your memories over to your kids

8/4/2009 - What do I really want? Ask the web!

7/28/2009 - College admission departments look to social networks

7/23/2009 - Don’t Believe All You Read Online!

7/22/2009 - Nature Deficit Disorder

7/15/2009 - Friends with Your Child on Facebook? Maybe Not

7/8/2009 - Moms – Turn on those Controls!

7/7/2009 - Lori Drew Convictions Overturned

7/1/2009 - Getting through Digital Puberty

6/25/2009 - OMG! Texting Can Make You Money!

6/22/2009 - Talking to Kids About Sexting

6/16/2009 - Sticks and Stones….

6/11/2009 - E-mail Etiquette

6/10/2009 - When Worlds Collide

6/1/2009 - Connect with Your Child

5/26/2009 - Schools take the lead on cyberbullying

5/18/2009 - Wireless worries

5/13/2009 - Protect, empower…and stay involved!

5/8/2009 - Increased Awareness of Cyberbullying

5/4/2009 - A Career Day in Brooklyn – reasons for optimism!

4/27/2009 - Questions for The Online Mom

4/22/2009 - Reacting to sexting

4/15/2009 - More reasons to hate spam

4/10/2009 - Young children and TV

4/9/2009 - Cyberbullying and our schools

4/2/2009 - Authorities get tough on sexting

3/30/2009 - Marketers target Moms

3/22/2009 - “But Mom...everybody’s doing it!”

3/17/2009 - No dogs, no guns…no Internet

3/9/2009 - Don’t Play Catch Up

3/4/2009 - OMG... yr kds r going 2 b OK!!

2/26/2009 - We Are All Gamers Now

2/23/2009 - Here Today, Online Forever

2/17/2009 - Keeping Tabs on the Kids (and Others?)

2/12/2009 - The Return of the Chain Letter

2/10/2009 - More on Online Safety

2/4/2009 - Happy Birthday Facebook!

2/2/2009 - It’s A Virtual World

1/28/2009 - That’s Not Cool

1/26/2009 - Censoring our kids

1/21/2009 - A new age of technology?

1/16/2009 - Child safety online

1/12/2009 - The greening of technology

1/8/2009 - More on sexting

1/1/2009 - Sexting – new problem, old solutions

12/10/2008 - Shop safely…buy it online!

12/4/2008 - Video gaming re-visited

12/1/2008 - MySpace trial ends but what’s the verdict?

11/24/2008 - Social networking can help improve literacy? LOL!

11/18/2008 - Technology goes mainstream…and we get impatient.

11/12/2008 - Good parenting …or spying?

11/7/2008 - Check those phone bills…it’s time to get free texting!

11/4/2008 - Be A Hero! – video games get creative

10/30/2008 - Witches, goblins…and cell phones

10/27/2008 - Struggling With The Kids? Try This For Size…

10/20/2008 - Google Goggles – The Search Giant Keeps On Rolling!

10/16/2008 - Parental Controls – Lock Down Those Search Engines!

10/11/2008 - Mac or PC? What’s The Right Choice For Our Kids?

10/8/2008 - Can Video Games Make Our Kids Read More?

10/6/2008 - Don’t rely on the schools to teach tech!

10/1/2008 - Where is the instruction manual for this child??

1/1/2008 - Schools Embrace BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

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