#Reporter'sNotebook: As a mom of two daughters under the age of 6, I'm already nervous about the teen years -- especially because I know social media and online outlets are most likely going to get more invasive and immersive as years progress.Besides the obvious 'responsible … [Read more...]
Q & A: Can Cell Phone Cases Reduce Radiation Exposure?
We recently received the following question in the comment section of "Why I Chose to Ban Cell Phones From the Bedroom." For some insight, I reached out to one of the foremost experts on (and critics of) electromagnetic radiation, Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., who is the Director of the … [Read more...]
Will Your Cell Phone Cause Cancer?
Will your cell phone cause cancer? That's the question Consumer Reports recently attempted to answer. The magazine points out that the medical community is divided, but public opinion is pretty clear. Most people are not concerned about cell phone radiation or limiting their … [Read more...]
No More Parenting Screen Time Guilt? AAP’s New Recommendation
#ReportersNotebook The only emotion that rivals my love for my children is the guilt I experience on a daily basis. I feel guilty for being a working mom. I feel guilty that my attention is always divided among three children. I feel guilty for losing my patience, for not being … [Read more...]
Who’s Hacking Your Baby Monitor?
#ReportersNotebook You've likely heard the horror stories about weirdos hacking into baby monitors and whispering creepy messages to sleeping infants. In one recent case, a little boy tried to warn his parents about the "scary man in the monitor." Buzz Feed summarizes some of the … [Read more...]
Is Your Cell Phone Use Affecting Your Kid’s Mental Health?
#ReportersNotebook Most of us are guilty of it, some more than others. Well, it turns out that our excessive cell phone use may be affecting our kids more than we realize. A recent international survey by online security company AVG found that most kids feel like they're … [Read more...]
Apps That Drain Your Battery & Data
You may not realize it, but those apps you never use could be running in the background, draining your battery and your data. AVG Technology's latest quarterly analysis found weather apps, dating apps, gaming apps and social apps are the worst offenders. CBS ConsumerWatch Reporter … [Read more...]
Apps to Keep Kids Busy During Break (Via Jennifer Jolly, Tech’s Appeal)
OK, we all know screen time will ruin our kids, right? But many of us "less than perfect" moms allow our kids some tech from time to time. Whether it's a long flight, a road trip, or simply 15 minutes of peace, tech blogger (and #NewsMom) Jennifer Jolly has compiled a list of apps … [Read more...]
You May Be Accidentally Connecting to Xfinity Public Wi-Fi at Home!
CBS ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that Xfinity public Wi-Fi may automatically connect you to its public network without your knowledge, even at home. Source: Xfinity Public Wi-Fi « CBS San Francisco Read More at CBS-SF SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Most web surfers … [Read more...]
A Wireless-Free Bedroom – What About Baby Monitors?
A Follow-Up to "Why I Declared Our Bedroom a Wireless-Free Zone." A couple of weeks ago while covering a story, I interviewed one of the foremost experts on (and critics of) electromagnetic radiation. During the interview I asked him a personal aside: "How dangerous is it that I … [Read more...]