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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture: Your Kids Think Helen Keller Is Fake

If there’s one thing you can count on on the internet, it’s nothing. The whole thing is made of lies, rumors, conjecture, and outrage. But while adults believe lies like “the election was fake” and attempt to destroy American democracy over it, kids believe dumb rumors about Kanye West and Helen Keller. I know which…Read […]

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: So Many Internet Controversies

This week’s look at kidz’ pop-culture features an overload of useless web-celebs, a fight over Wonder Woman, and even a talking dog. So dig in—I promise I won’t mention COVID-19 at all! (Except there, where I just did.) Thank Odin the holidays are over and our lives can go back to normal, eh?Read more… Continue […]

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8 of the Best Things We Learned This Year About Raising Teens

Parenting kids through different ages and stages doesn’t really get easier or harder; it just gets different. There are challenges to each age our kids enter, and often those challenges are vastly different from the age that came before it—but there’s something special about parenting a teenager. We remember our own…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: Hot Girl Ish

It can no longer be ignored: Christmas is almost here, and it’s time to submit—to give yourself over to our uniquely American celebration of the day, in which religious sentiment and buying things become one. This week’s Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide is all ‘bout that Christmas, with presents from TikTok, exploding…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: Hot Girl Ish

It can no longer be ignored: Christmas is almost here, and it’s time to submit—to give yourself over to our uniquely American celebration of the day, in which religious sentiment and buying things become one. This week’s Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide is all ‘bout that Christmas, with presents from TikTok, exploding…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kids Culture: Teen Internet Is Different From Yours

It might use the same technological architecture, but the internet of kids is a totally different place than the adult internet. Instead of infuriating political news, weight-loss apps, and Zoom meetings you have to go to even though the whole thing could have been taken care of with an email, the kidernet has weird…Read more… […]

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kids Culture: Teen Internet Is Different From Yours

It might use the same technological architecture, but the internet of kids is a totally different place than the adult internet. Instead of infuriating political news, weight-loss apps, and Zoom meetings you have to go to even though the whole thing could have been taken care of with an email, the kidernet has weird…Read more… […]

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Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: Cabin Fever Edition

Remember that old curse about living in “interesting times?” Well, we’re there, but I had no idea that interesting times would be so damn boring, though. While history-defining events are unfolding daily, I’m over here getting into making homemade pickles and bingeing entire seasons of 60 Days In. If I wasn’t eight…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Restrict Your Kid’s TikTok Access

Earlier this year, TikTok implemented what it calls “Family Pairing,” a parental control tool that lets parents link their child’s TikTok account with their own, giving them direct control over the child’s privacy settings. Now, the short-form video platform app is further expanding the ways parents can, through this…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Restrict Your Kid’s TikTok Access

Earlier this year, TikTok implemented what it calls “Family Pairing,” a parental control tool that lets parents link their child’s TikTok account with their own, giving them direct control over the child’s privacy settings. Now, the short-form video platform app is further expanding the ways parents can, through this…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kids Culture: Return of the Niche

Now that the presidential election is over, we can all stop pretending we have something in common with half the people in the country and retreat to our own tiny, personal subcultures. With this in mind, check out some interesting narrowcast kid niches from the internet and beyond.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: The Dumb Edition

If you’re anything like me, you’re definitely not obsessing over the eventual outcome of the vote count happening in Georgia or wherever. You’re not hitting “refresh” on news sites like it’s your job, and you’re not suddenly very interested in district level congressional maps. So instead of politics, let’s talk…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: The Dumb Edition

If you’re anything like me, you’re definitely not obsessing over the eventual outcome of the vote count happening in Georgia or wherever. You’re not hitting “refresh” on news sites like it’s your job, and you’re not suddenly very interested in district level congressional maps. So instead of politics, let’s talk…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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