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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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Reminder to Teens: “Posting Isn’t Private”

In cyberspace, things rarely stay private. A nude picture, snarky comment, or reference to illegal drugs or underage drinking meant for a friend’s eyes only can easily be seen by a teacher, employer, parent, stranger, or the entire high school. In an effort to underline the need for more caution in posting information online, the […]

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Why Kids Needs Social Networks

3 Reasons Kids Need Social Networking

In light of predators, bullying, and general time-wasting, you might be tempted as a parent to keep your children away from Facebook and Twitter for as long as possible. But when used correctly, your child can be safe online and can use social networking as a tool that will help them in many ways throughout […]

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7 Reasons Teens Get in Trouble Online

7 Reasons Teens Get in Trouble Online

When it comes to getting into dangerous situations online, teenagers are at a special risk. More advanced than younger children but lacking the maturity and experience of most adults, teens are likely to accidentally compromise their safety online or to experiment with risky behavior. Parents should know and understand that the teenage brain is still […]

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Perpetual Distraction is One Danger of Teen Texting

Chances are that sometime in the last 24 hours you have watched your teen stop whatever they’re doing, whip out their phone to read and fire back a fast and furious text message, then snap the phone shut and get back to work. But how well can they really work on a task when they’re […]

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