Caught in the Middle: A Cyberbullying Tale

This educational storybook dives into the dangers of cyberbullying and how friends can step up and stop cyberbullying. With discussion questions at the end of the story, this is a great resource for both teachers and parents.

A Parent’s Guide to Tackling Teen Technology Use

They grew up on Wi-Fi and touchscreens. We learned on floppy discs and dot-matrix printers. When kids begin to explore more than Dora and Webkinz online, parents struggle to stay on top of new technology, trends, and tracking what our kids do online. We can feign competency for only so long. At some point, the lie of an all-seeing app …

Keeping a Safe App Environment for Tweens

My tween daughter just bought a tablet. She found one at a thrift store for $25. The kid knows the Web, from school assignments and by following her sisters. She set up online accounts and downloaded apps as soon as she arrived home. She sends me texts on an iPhone through Pinger, a cross-platform texting app. Tweens, ages 8-to-12, can …

Tools to Organize Your Finances Online

Whether you want to shop less, save more or just cut down on debt, managing your finances is hard. But these days, it’s easier than ever to get help — without shelling out for pricey financial planners or accountants. There are tons of services and apps available online, and they can help you with everything from making monthly budgets to …

The Top 10 Tech-Savvy Cities

When you think of tech-savvy cities, your mind probably wanders straight to sunny California. But with an ever-evolving tech landscape, Silicon Valley isn’t the only place you’ll find blazing-fast Internet and impressive tech salaries. We compiled a list of ten of the most tech-savvy cities in the U.S., from Washington to California to North Carolina. We considered metrics such as …

Spring Awakening: Best Travel Sites to use this Spring

    When was the last time you went somewhere you’ve never been before? During the winter, we go places we’ve been to a million times – grandma’s house for Thanksgiving. In-laws place for Christmas. Best friend’s for New Years. Spring is different. It’s finally warm out. You feel like you want to do more, see more and explore more. …

E-Readers: Are Books a Thing of the Past?

News outlets have been sounding alarms about the death of print ever since e-readers and tablets hit the market. And it’s true that e-books have outpaced paper backs and hardcovers since 2011. But despite reports to the contrary, books are still on shelves — and not just the bookshelf widget on your e-reader, either. You can still find paperbacks and …

Private Search: The Crazy Growth of DuckDuckGo

  Target was hacked at the end of last year. The same thing happened recently to Michael’s craft store . And everyone who shopped there flipped out. Because we are really, super, incredibly paranoid when it comes to putting our information out there. That’s where DuckDuckGo comes in. If you haven’t heard of it yet, chances are you will soon. …

Google’s New Public Cloud Storage Could Upend Amazon

Cloud storage space is highly coveted virtual real estate. Amazon has been the authority on massive amounts of cloud storage for some time now – last year, a third of all daily Internet users were accessing Amazon’s cloud storage at least once a day. Twelve months ago, there were 905 billion objects stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (otherwise known …

Social Media Etiquette Tips to Get You Through the Holidays

The holiday season. Just saying those words bring tons of images to mind. Holiday parties. Food. Family gatherings. Wine. More food. That’s a lot of events – which in our social media obsessed world means a lot of events to share online. But, that can be tricky. Just like you have to mind your manners at the table during holiday …