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Digital Parenting Starts Here… Look Up

I came across this video called “Look Up” which was written, performed and directed by Gary Turk and it was so powerful I just had to share it with you. As Greg puts it, “Children are growing up in a world where they don’t play outside or communicate with their friends. It seems today everything […]

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Are Online Predators More Dangerous Than Offline Ones?

Internet predators are adults who meet kids online intending to sexually exploit them. Of course, the Internet isn’t the only place where your child can run into predators – predators can also exist in their neighborhood, their school, or even in their extended family. Do we need to be more worried about predators your child […]

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Blurring the Lines Between Types of Media

Parenting has never been easy, but a generation ago it was at least easier to tell exactly what your child was doing on any particular device. The radio and CDs were for listening to music. Atari and Nintendo were for playing games. Phones were for making calls. Technology was simpler then, and rarely did different […]

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4 Ways to Protect Your Kids from Webcam Spying

Peeping Toms no longer spend their time prowling around in the bushes outside of houses. They’re at their computers hacking into webcams and using them to remotely watch people completely unaware. If this scares you as a parent – because your teen probably has their laptop open in their bedroom right now – you’re not […]

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Kids Using More Devices Than Ever Before

How many Internet-enabled devices are in your home right now? The average two-person family owns 7 connected devices. Families of three or more own an average of 10. Between tablets, laptops, smart phones, gaming systems, and music players, your family may have as many as 15 or 16. While it relieves parents to know their […]

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What To Do If Your Child’s Sext Goes Viral

Learning that an inappropriate picture or video of your child is plastered across the Internet might be one of a parent’s worst nightmares. And when nearly one in three 17-year-olds report sending or receiving a sext, it can happen more often than most parents would think. Would you know what to do if you discovered […]

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