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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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In a time when Facebook and Twitter are the new normal for conversation, it is nice to hear that teens and parents are concerned about privacy issues online. A new poll finds that many parents have new concerns about their children and their privacy online. The Pew Internet Project and the Berkman Center for Internet […]

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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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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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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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Mobile connectivity is becoming a huge phenomenon in our daily lives. Our smart phone devices are keeping us connected via email, social media, phone calls, websites and more. According to Internet researcher comScore, there are now 234 million U.S. residents using mobile devices, with smartphone usage up 4 percent to 110 million — giving the […]