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Let’s face it, our kids crave their privacy just like adults–but they are not adults.  We want to give them their space, and trust them, however it is the outsiders that we worry about.  Especially when it comes to virtually strangers! How to snoop on your kid when they are online?  It sounds very sneaky, […]

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Keeping kids safe online is a multi-faceted task.  You need to make sure the security on your computer is adequate.  Then you will need to set some parental controls on the computer.  Next you will need to set some ground rules in your home about computer usage. You will find these and many more tips […]

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The holidays are here and many tweens and teens are asking for cell phones and Smartphones.  But are they ready for the responsibility of having one? Do children really need Smartphones? Can Smartphones be beneficial to their learning alongside school? Are Smartphones a fashion statement? Is it fair if all families cannot afford them?  Peer […]

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Special Contributor:  Terri Williams Keeping your home warm doesn’t happen automatically, and neither does keeping children safe on the Internet. Both situations require keen observation, thorough preparation, and continued diligence to stop would-be invaders from wreaking havoc. However, the joys of having safe kids and a warm and comfortable home in the winter are incomparable […]

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If you are the parent of a teenager and you have a home computer, then it’s likely that he or she would be surfing the Web 24 hours a day — if you allow it. There’s also a strong possibility that your teen is hiding their online activities. BusinessWire.com released a study conducted by McAfee, […]

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Parents know the things to do keep their kids safe around home, like keeping an eye on them outside, teaching them stranger danger and to travel in groups. But what about in the virtual world? It’s shown to be just as dangerous, and if certain information gets in the wrong hands, your child, your family, […]

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There is no bigger transition for your kids than the one from high school to college. Many of them will suddenly be living on their own for the first time, meeting new people, and experiencing all the freedom that comes with a college lifestyle. But, what happens when your teen is attempting to make that […]

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Parents know the importance of protecting their children from danger. It’s practically embedded in their DNA. That’s why parents put plug covers on outlets when they have toddlers in the house, keep car keys away from elementary school kids, and maintain a home security system to safeguard their children from burglars at night. So why […]

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AT&T Commissioned Poll on Families’ Mobile Behavior Sheds Light on Rules-Setting and Bullying; AT&T Offers Modern Tools to Help Manage The AT&T Mobile Safety study of 1,000 parents and 500 children by GfK shows that there’s an opportunity for parents and kids to have more discussions about the sometimes contentious topic of mobile phones. Surprisingly, […]