Never miss a moment with GrandPad At a time when personal contact is more precious than ever, society has turned to technology to stay connected with family and friends. Ironically,

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BY WENDY SCHUMAN SENIOR PLANET – Bringing seniors together in a changing world Ever since the pandemic changed our lives abruptly in early March, our world has increasingly moved online.

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I just read Introducing the ‘Grandparents’ Academy’ in the New York Times. See below. But, before you do, please know that there is already a real Grandparents Academy that is

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Even though the following safety guide is directed towards parents, we believe grandparents need to be in this loop as well.  Please read, share with the parents of your grandchildren.

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Sponsored Grandparents Are Spoiling Kids with Too Much Video Screen Access BY MARIA TAYLOR As a kid, one of the cool things about visiting Grandma and Grandpa was getting spoiled

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Sponsored Here’s Why Grandparents are the Future of the Internet BY MARIA TAYLOR It has become a major internet cliché to say seniors are useless with technology. In fact, grandparents

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The one thing you may not be doing to protect your independence By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS   Just about every article on healthy aging will remind you to eat

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What Kind Of Technology Tourist Are You? BY DEANNA SHOSS If I asked about new technology two years ago, you would have lamented (or relished) diminishing face-to-face connections, with the

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Do You Know When To UnPlug Your G-Kids From Their Devices?According to this article Maryland Schools May Tell Children When It’s Time to Log Off in the New York Times, schools

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Say yes to Instagram! BY DEANNA SHOSS Instagram is free fun. And, since you’re never too old to have fun, why not check it out? It’s a social networking app

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A new national survey of millennial grandchildren has found certain rules grandparents should abide by on social media. Commissioned by Visiting Angels, the survey of 500 grandchildren, aged 18 to

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Tools of Technology May Be Tyrants BY JACK LEVINE As a first wave Baby Boomer, born in 1951, I recall our first oval screen “television set” and our telephone was a party

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Recently, GRAND Magazine had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Rick Phillips, Ph.D. founder of The Digital Middle Age.     GRANDMagazine:  Dr. Phillips please tell us about The Digital Middle Age.

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In July 2015, Microsoft released the new operating system Windows 10. Everyone with a computer with Windows 8.1, 8 or 7 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. The upgrade

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Why you need to shake up the routine and find clever ways to interact online BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  Many long-distance grands love connecting on Skype (or other free online

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Summer is the perfect time for relaxation, outdoor fun and vacation travel, but it can also be the perfect distraction hackers need to sneak a peek into your device. When

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Did you know the average age of a first time grandparent in America is only 48 years old? They and more veteran grandparents have jumped on the social media bandwagon

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 By Bruce Henderson, PHD  Infants and young children are exposed to screen time on televisions, computers, tablets, game consoles, phones, and other digital devices in homes, cars, schools, parks, stores,

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With the frenetic pace of life, it can be challenging enough for you to keep up with everything your kids have going on, much less trying to keep others informed. 

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By:  Karla Sullivan There are varying degrees of skilled computer users among Baby Boomers and their parents. Their true ability is difficult to accurately measure since many are embarrassed to

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