Julie Jargon

Julie Jargon

Family & Tech columnist, The Wall Street Journal

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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.

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Family & Tech

After decades of declining independence for children, parents are discovering a possible future in which tech serves as a tool for more freedom—and more time outside, away from their devices.

Family & Tech: Julie Jargon

Why It’s (Mostly) OK for Kids to Talk to Strangers Online

2020欧洲杯APPJune 23, 2020 09:30 am ET

Do we do children a disservice when we lock everything down? They could be better off if we gave them some free rein and helped them develop the digital smarts to navigate the online world safely.

Family & Tech: Julie Jargon

Quarantine is the mother of invention—just ask two mothers developing apps and software systems to keep track of all the household to-do’s that are the source of so much family stress.

Family & Tech

For one little girl, overcoming an anxiety disorder was supposed to involve getting out in public to speak with strangers, but the coronavirus put an end to that and to in-person therapy. That’s where teletherapy came in.

Family & Tech

Teens don’t want their moms following them on Instagram, TikTok or Snapchat, and guess what? Many moms don’t want their teens following them on Facebook—or at least seeing their every post.

Family & Tech

The prospect of summer without camps, pools or even public libraries because of Covid-19 has parents desperate to prevent kids from losing ground academically. Here are 20 online resources for children of all ages.

Family & Tech

Grandma to the Rescue! Parents Get Virtual Help

2020欧洲杯APPMay 5, 2020 09:30 am ET

Moms and dads, struggling to juggle their kids’ online classes and their own work, have been turning to their parents to act as virtual tutors and playmates.

Family & Tech

Parents: Don’t Let the Screens Win

April 28, 2020 03:17 pm ET

What limits are appropriate in these unusual times, when videogames and phones provide the only socializing many kids are getting these days—and the only interruption-free time parents might get to work?

Family & Tech

Aw, Snap! Your Birthday Party Has Gone Virtual

2020欧洲杯APPApril 14, 2020 09:30 am ET

The social distancing brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has forced families and party-planners to get creative; Zoom, Facebook Live and Google Hangouts are the new birthday hot spots.

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