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Top Picks

Movie Dads

TV Dads We Love

Best Dad-Daughter Movies

Books About Dads

Books

Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead (May 4, 2010)

The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family... by Ken Denmead (Nov 1, 2011)

The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family... by Ken Denmead (May 3, 2011)

Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families by Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson and Jenny Williams (Oct 30, 2012)

Videos

Babyteeth4

Silvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show

All 4 Tube Kids

The Good Men Project – Dads Lip Syncing “Frozen” with Their Daughters

Alastair Mook

Blogs

GeekDad

GeekMom

Babyteeth4

Mocha Dad

Valentine Brkich

Douglas Derda

Lou Rainaldi, Jr

Mike Adamick

Arvin Poole

Black and Married With Kids

Articles

Helping Men Be Better Dads

Websites

Dad 2.0 Summit

National Center for Fathering

All Pro Dad

Strong Fathers, Strong Families

Aiding Autism (click to show/hide)

Organizations featured on iQ: smartparent – Aiding Autism

Autism Speaks

Origami Robotics

Resource Guides and Blog Posts

Power Up! Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences

How Special Needs Apps Can Unlock Learning

6 Awesome Apps for World Autism Awareness Day

Potty Training? Problem Solving? There Are Kids’ Apps for That -- and More

7 Apps to Help Your Kid Be More Responsible

Apps and Games to Spark Kindness and Compassion

REVIEW: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood TV Show

Autism & Daniel Tiger

Recommended Media Lists

Autism Speaks – Autism Apps

Sites and Apps that Teach Kids About Feelings

Games that Promote Teamwork

Games for Improving Memory and Concentration

Games that Support Kindness and Compassion

Phonics Games, Apps, and Websites

Letter and Word Recognition Games and Websites

Articles

Autism Speaks – Technology and Autism

NPR: Young Adults with Autism Can Thrive in High Tech Jobs

How These Social Robots are Helping Autistic Kids

A Robot for Autistic Kids Now in Schools

Robots as Autism Co-Therapists

Like, Follow, Share (click to show/hide)

RESEARCH

Social Media, Social Life, Common Sense Media, June 2012.

Pew Internet and American Life Project

WEBSITES

PBS Kids’ Webonauts Internet Academy

Common Sense Media – Digital Passport

Carnegie Cyber Academy

FBI Safe Online Surfing

FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

FBI Child ID App

FBI – Protect Your Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - NetSmartz Workshop

OnGuard Online

ARTICLES

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

8 Essential Facebook Rules for Teens

Instagram or Vine? 5 Things to Know If Your Kids Are Sharing Videos

Is Snaptchat a Gateway to Sexting?

Parents’ Top 10 Cyberbullying Questions

Teens Use Twitter to Thumb Rides

How to Raise Mindful Kids in a Digital World

California Law Says All Websites Must Give Minors Option To Delete User Activity

NYTimes: Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers

Facebook Study Reveals Links Between What You Post And Who You Are

Kids Using New Apps to Cyberbully

Tots + Tech (click to show/hide)

BOOKS

Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child, Lisa Guernsey

Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky

Articles

“American Academy of Pediatrics Supports Screen Free For Kids Under 2”

Is Technology Scrambling My Baby’s Brain?

Discovering that your 18-month-old is using an iPad in Preschool

The Touch-Screen Generation

What is This App Doing to my Kid’s Brain?

iChildren: How Apple is Changing Kids’ Brains

Attached to Technology and Paying a Price

Kids & Technology: The Developmental Debate

Childhood Stimulation Key to Brain Development

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

Certain Television Fare Can Help Ease Aggression in Young Children

Different Types of Television on Young Children’s Executive Function

Inside the Teenage Brain: Interview with Jay Giedd, MD

INFOGRAPHICS

The New Nanny: Tablets and Other Mobile Devices Teach and Entertain

RESEARCH

“Teaching with Television: New Evidence Supports an Old Medium,” Deborah Linebarger

“The Effects of Background TV on toy play in very young children,” Dan Anderson

Tune In, Tune Out (click to show/hide)

Guides

14 Kids’ Music Picks That Won’t Drive You Crazy

What to Do When TV Is Too Scary

Movie Recommendations by Age

TV Recommendations by Age

PBS Parents – TV Viewer’s Guide

Understanding Movie Ratings

Talking to Kids and Teens About Social Media and Sexting

Fandango Family-Friendly Movie Guide

TV Ratings and How to Block Inappropriate Content On Your TV

ARTICLES

My Daughter Wants to Download Raunchy Music

PBS Parents – TV Smarts From the Start

When ‘G’ Movies are for Kids, Do Kids Avoid ‘G’ Movies?

Is media violence damaging to kids?

'Broadcast Dysfunction' Report Hits NFL Hard, Says Many Spots Inappropriate For Kids

Media and Adolescent Substance Abuse

Sexual Behavior: What Teens Learn From Media

Top 20 Highest Grossing Movies of 2013

VIDEOS

Sex, Media, & Your Kids

The Truth About Sexting

Talking To Your Kids About the News

Violence in Media Really Matters

The Impact of TV Violence

Know When Kids Are Ready for Scary Movies

Teens and Horror Movies

Research

RAND – Exploring the Relationship Between Media and Adolescent Health

 

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