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Helping Teens Press Pause

Whenever I talk with young people about their mobile devices I ask, “How many of you think people are spending too much time staring at their devices?” An overwhelming majority of hands will go up. Yet if you followed those … Continue Reading

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Refreshingly brutal advice to young guys

Back then it was difficult to measure up at school. You had to wear the right clothes, say the right things and blend in. I wore high socks with yellow and blue stripes at the top, an O.P. shirt and my Member’s Only jacket when it was brisk. I couldn’t afford Vuarnet’s, but I had some knockoff Ray-Bans. (Risky Business came out in August 1983… Ray-Bans were the rage!) Continue Reading

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Four conversations parents must have

This new workshop is a natural next step to opening up the doors of dialogue about these important issues with families. Continue Reading

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Interviewed on Canadian TV

I love host Maggie Johns who opens the door immediately declaring, “Social media! You can’t hide it from your kids forever!” She thanks me for my new book, The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices and informs me, “This is the book I’m going to give to my son Ethan on his 13th birthday!” Continue Reading

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What age should my kid be on social media?

in the early part of the article where I talk about “Delaying Social Media” I not only provide some brand new research about the undeniable connection from social media to the rise of depression in America, but I also provide some helpful questions you can ask your kids to engage them in meaningful conversation about this subject. Continue Reading

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Answering top questions from today’s parents PART III

How do you engage with your child when their favorite apps or games bore you? (example: Minecraft) Suck it up. When you’re kids are gone out of the house you’ll wish you would have played some of those boring games with them. Love is full of sacrifices… Continue Reading

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Answering top questions from today’s parents PART II

Is there a way to receive your child’s text directly to your phone or laptop? Can kid’s screens/apps activity be displayed on a parent’s screen? There are apps that can do this, but personally I don’t recommend them. I recommend just… Continue Reading

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The words I’ve been waiting for…

“McKee’s best yet. This book will most definitely be the new ‘phone contract’ today’s parents use to engage their kids in meaningful conversation about their use of technology. Required reading for any teenager.” Continue Reading

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What is your biggest concern with young people and mobile devices?

Let’s have a little CONTEST! I have 5 “Advanced Reader’s Copies” of my upcoming The Teens Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices sitting right here on my desk… and I want to give them away. (I don’t know if … Continue Reading

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Social media making kids less “social”

My friend Ryan brought this YouTube video to my attention… a creative insight into how social media is making us less “social.” It’s super short, incredibly insightful… and guarantied to provoke conversation. Continue Reading

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