Julie Jargon

Julie Jargon

Family & Tech columnist, The Wall Street Journal


Julie Jargon is the Family & Tech columnist at The Wall Street Journal, writing weekly about the impact of technology on family life. During her years as a beat reporter, she covered restaurant and food companies such as Starbucks, McDonald's, Papa John's and Kraft.



Parents Track Teen Drivers (and Sometimes Vice Versa)

2020欧洲杯APPMarch 3, 2020 10:30 am ET

Tech companies and insurance carriers offer apps that act as back-seat drivers, informing parents how fast their teens are going and how hard they are braking.

Family & Tech

Teens Delete Instagrams Nearly as Fast as They Post Them

2020欧洲杯APPFebruary 18, 2020 10:30 am ET

Decisions about what to share, with whom and for how long are weighing on teens, the first generation that has had the benefit of witnessing the mistakes of their elders on social media.

Family & Tech

Kids’ persistent nagging for the tiny wireless earbuds have parents groaning about the cost, the risk of loss or theft and concerns that they scream “privilege.”

Family & Tech

When Social Media Is Too Much, Some Teens Tune Out

2020欧洲杯APPJanuary 21, 2020 10:30 am ET

While high-schoolers generally agree that social media is key to keeping up with their friends, many also admit that they need a break from the drama. In the latest stop in our nationwide tour, teens explain how they cope with burnout.

Family & Tech: Julie Jargon

Move Over, Santa! Kids Are Asking Alexa to Bring Them Presents

2020欧洲杯APPDecember 21, 2019 12:00 pm ET

Ordering items from Amazon has never been easier, but young children are asking Alexa to deliver them presents and parents aren’t always able to step in before packages are on the way.

Family & Tech

Can Christmas bring peace to the Laurendine-Scanlan family, which hasn’t celebrated the holidays together since before the 2016 presidential election?


Three Generations, and No Agreement on Going Cashless

2020欧洲杯APPDecember 3, 2019 05:36 pm ET

The shift away from cash has generated debate in one family, with some older members worrying about the safety and privacy ramifications of transferring money via apps.

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