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The holidays are here and many kids, especially teenagers, will be asking for new cell phones, iPhones and Smartphones. Did you notice I said new cell phones since chances are very good your child already has a cell phone and wants the latest and greatest one now. Let’s face it, we live in a tech-driven […]

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As many people, the weekend can be a time to browse the web. This weekend, I was completely thrilled to come across an article titled “Best Blogs for Digital Parents.” Being someone that is interested in cybersafety and parenting — I clicked on it and imagine my surprise when I realized that my own blog […]

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Remember the old Nigerian email scam? People received emails from an alleged Nigerian general’s widow asking for financial assistance to recover money in exchange for a handsome payout. Most people recognized it for what it was, but many fell for it. According to Snopes.com, this and other 4-1-9 scams took in more than $100 million […]

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It is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month a perfect time to release a film that can speak to many educators, parents, students and our communities about online harassment. Our headlines can be disturbing as we read about the suicides of youths. Though we know that bullying usually isn’t the cause, many can understand that this […]

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Until fairly recently, keeping track of your children’s friends meant knowing who they were hanging out with, who was coming over, and where they were going. With a portal that links to virtually every person in the country now in their pockets, monitoring your children’s acquaintances and interactions is next to impossible. Not knowing what […]

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When we hear about the tragic suicide of a youth, many authorities, family members and friends will go straight to their Facebook page to see if there were any warning signs. Is your teen acting withdrawn?  Secretive? Shutting down their screen as you walk by? Losing weight? Gaining weight? Changing friends?  Recent boyfriend break-up? Starting […]

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According to a recent report, the term “Internet addiction” was coined in 1995 – meant as a joke at the dawn of the online era. Nearly 20 years later, the reality of Internet addiction is no laughing matter. Many credible doctors and psychologists take the phenomenon seriously, especially when the endless hours spent online revolve […]

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Recently a CBS talk show contacted me about a new show will be called “Serch” and their intention is to break the silence on certain social issues, remove the stigmas and educate the public, while also providing some sense of resolve. We are open to hearing all different types of stories and are happy to […]

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When you’re driving, you’re in control of a great deal of metal that has potential to cause a great deal of damage. A lot of teens don’t realize just how dangerous a vehicle can be if not properly operated. It doesn’t take but a split second to lose control and your attention needs to be […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Facebook safety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking, Teens and Technology

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Social media sites are incredibly popular and are growing more so every day. As more and more people flood to use them, the general opinion becomes one of safety and security. If millions of people use Facebook, it has to be secure, right? In reality, Facebook — just like any other website — has its […]