Technology

Technology

A Healthy Phone and Life Balance for Everyone

Mike Daugherty, Northeast Ohio Parent tech columnist provides ways to help parents lessen the grip that technology has on their time, relationships, and family.   ...
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Is My Child a Computer Hacker?

Many children have a love for the digital world and the skills needed to be successful. They need to be guided to find a positive outlet for their ideas and a place to ask questions. Parents can help create the cybersecurity experts of tomorrow from the amateur hackers of today.  ...
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Social Safety For Your Pre-Teens and Teens

Pre-teens and teens are no strangers to social media and all its features. Having access to the internet and social media also presents the opportunity to encounter danger online. Eliza McCoy, Executive Director of Outreach, Training and Prevention at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, explains how parents can help their children safely navigate the internet and social media accounts.  ...
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Creating Confidence Through Coding

As a parent, how can you help prepare your children for jobs and careers in fields that have not been invented yet? Computer programming, or the more generic term, coding, is a fantastic place to start. The best part is that learning to code is surprisingly fun. Getting started is easy, even if you or your child have no experience whatsoever.    ...
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STEM schools in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio STEM Showcase

Education in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is of growing importance at many schools. Here are a few in the greater Cleveland/Akron area that are featuring STEM makerspaces. ...
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Digital Fun for Winter Break Boredom

Winter break is here! With the kids being home, you might find them asking at some point "There’s nothing to do! I'm bored." Taking them to an activity is not always an option. Here are some engaging activities for families looking to use the digital world to alleviate that real world boredom.  ...
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Diving Deep in Your Kid’s Roblox World

Mike Daugherty, Northeast Ohio Parent tech columnist, takes parents through the popular Roblox platform. He shares what parents need to know and ways to monitor their child's interaction with the online game venue. ...
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

Generation Z thrives on a constant stream of communication through their mobile devices. Subsequently, they have developed their own slang words made up of acronyms and phrases to describe their interactions with the world. Parents almost need to be bilingual to understand it. Check out this list of popular terms, sorted based on their level of concern for a parent. ...
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21st Century Piggy Bank for Your Kids

Teaching your kids to manage money is an invaluable life lesson. Mike Daugherty, technology expert, shares with us his recommendation for a new app kids — and parents — can use to improve financial literacy. ...
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Podcast Episode #54: Children and Screens

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner and Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra discuss how electronics are shaping our kids' development and lives, as well as what to do about technology addiction and cyberbullying. If you have screens in your home, you won’t want to miss this episode. ...
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