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Winter break is approaching and kids will likely be home alone during the span between Christmas and New Year’s Day with their new gadgets and electronic devices. Experts warn that many parents don’t know the risks associated with smartphones, tablets and PCs, which include access to inappropriate websites, downloading malicious apps and social networking dangers. […]

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The National Retail Federation estimates online purchases for the 2012 holiday season will reach $96 billion, up 12 percent from 2011. Scammers, hackers, and “phishermen” have already taken their positions, waiting for the next unwitting shopper to carelessly give out personal information. Luckily, Santa is providing shoppers a guide to ensure online and other shopping […]

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With many parents online shopping it also means more adults with not the same motives will be online also.  Do your kids practice online safety measures? Children today are growing up with the Internet as a regular part of life, yet the World-Wide-Web was fairly new when their parents were young. Along with all the […]

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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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With the holidays here, kids have more free time – college students will be home for break and this can add up to more online time. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to remind our kids of all ages about Internet safety and social networking privacy concerns when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. […]

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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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Safety and kids are sometimes like oil and water. Parents go to the ends of the Earth to protect their children from harm, yet kids believe they are invincible. That naïve childhood thinking is envious and unrealistic, so the adults must step in at times. In today’s digital age, Internet safety is quite similar to […]

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The amount of time that kids spend online is continually rising, and the age at which they begin is getting lower and lower. Like TV, the Internet targets kids with advertising, giving them plenty of opportunities to shop online, even if they’re not intending to. As parents, you need to make sure your kids are […]

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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, […]