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Guest Post by Blaise Brooks With summer vacation quickly approaching, teens can look forward to a lot of free time to relax, hang out with friends and spend time with family. However, this newfound free time includes a lot of potential opportunities to engage in dangerous activities like alcohol consumption or drug abuse. What can […]

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June is Internet Safety Month. It’s great that we designate a month for Internet Safety Awareness, as we do for Bullying and Cyberbullying Awareness in October, but this doesn’t mean that we ignore it the other eleven months of the year. I think it is great we will see many articles and resources through this […]

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Everyone is ready for summer and we know people of all ages love to share or sometimes overshare their summer activities with their online friends. I have recently discovered a great way to define and archive your memories to better protect and re-visit what you did summer of 2015 (or other events you want to […]

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One of my constant mantra’s is offline parenting will help your kids, and especially teen’s, make better online choices.  The fact is when your children are in their digital world’s you are not there to protect there.  With all the parental controls, filters and monitoring, your teen is in that moment and will make that […]

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Research was just released by GlobalWebIndex that shows adults love social media almost as much as the kids do. The average adult spends one in four online minutes on social media according to the recent research. What is the most popular social media platform for adults?  Facebook – by far it revealed, as did the […]

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Now that vacations, camps, and long school breaks are here for the summer, teens are often separated from their friends and crushes. The distance and time between them may increase the chances that our sons and daughters will be oversharing personal information and sexting. It is important to address sexting before it occurs, but far […]

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Memorial Weekend, proms, graduations, and summer approaching – all times when more youth will be behind the wheel. Sure, our teens know they shouldn’t text and drive – and we have preached forever about drinking and driving – but are they listening? Most teenagers still believe accidents won’t happen to them – they are immune […]

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I write frequently about respecting age restrictions, especially as it pertains to social media sites.  Popular sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter all clearly state you have to be 13 year-old to have an account – yet some parents have allowed their tweens to sign-up earlier. Recently I was introduced to a new site […]

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Maybe your child is a victim of a cyberbully. May 7th, 2015 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Whether your child is a victim of a bully or someone that inflicts emotional or physical harm to someone else, you need to take the time to look closer at this situation.  There are no winners. […]

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We have discussed this for a long time, tweens jumping on social networking sites that clearly state they must be 13 years-old to join. Parents will sometimes cave to their tweens begging (peer pressure from the tween) – or the tween will find a way around entering these sites.  In either situation, it is crucial that […]