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It’s not uncommon for parents to feel the warring urges to be both a “cool” parent and a strict, overly-protective authoritarian one to ensure that your child doesn’t make the same mistakes as his peers. With access to an entire world at their fingertips and social media that keeps them connected to their friends around […]

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With the start of Spring Break around the corner (and summer soon after!), some people, including our teens, will be traveling abroad. Nothing can put a damper on fond memories of a trip faster than sticker shock from your wireless bill. To help customers keep charges predictable when traveling internationally, AT&T offers these tips: ·         […]

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Parenting is daunting from the beginning. When children are born they are so small and helpless and most of us have no idea what we are doing. They seem so fragile in our large unsure hands. And then as they grow we worry that we are giving them all the right tools to face the […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Online Security, Parental Controls, Parenting, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking, Teens and Computers, Teens and Technology

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Nearly every child in America is familiar with the Internet. And because children of today have grown up in a world with technology at their fingertips, most are savvy when it comes to using the Internet. In fact, most kids of today are better skilled with computers than their parents and their teachers. This is […]

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February 27th is Pink Shirt Day.  Bullying is problem throughout the world, no one is immune to this issue. Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Bullying and the prevention of it has become a major focus in our schools today. But bullies are no longer limited to […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Love is Respect, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, teen relationships

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. A recent study shows that young men who frequently bully their peers are also more likely to perform acts of domestic violence as adults. Parents, schools and our community need to know there are many resources they can reach-out to for  valuable information to offer teens about relationships.  […]

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The question is no longer whether you are going to give your teenager his own cell phone but at what age you allow him to have his own cell phone. This is largely going to depend upon you and the maturity level of your teenager (which is something that only you as a parent can […]

posted by on connect safely, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting, Parenting tips, Security Online, Social media, Social Networking, Teens and Computers, Teens and Technology

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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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As long as there have been young people, there have been bullies. However, in the past decade the rise of the Internet and video channels such as Youtube have brought a new immediacy to the issue of bullying, which unfortunately affects so many children and young adults in this country. Images of young people being […]

posted by on Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Sexting, teen relationships, Teens and Technology, Texting

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The month of February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention. Cell phones are a major part of our kid’s lives today.  Technology is their life. Next to talking one-on-one, texting is currently one of the most instant forms of communication. While texting might be the perfect platform to say a quick “hi,” there are some […]