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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 […]

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Have you ever heard of Spokeo? If you haven’t, it’s time to learn about the new wave of “People Search” websites that allow users to find out nearly anything they’d like about someone, using only the internet. Sites like Spokeo consolidate various small bits of personal information that are available online about an individual, compiling […]

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This infograph exposes how an increased reliance on text messaging and techspeak is destroying our writing and verbal communication skills. Research suggests the use of abbreviations, word substitutions, acronyms, and emoticons, are all major contributors to this decline. Source:  Online College  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention Month. You deserve to be in a safe and healthy relationship, whether in person or online. If your partner is digitally abusive, know their behavior is not acceptable and could be illegal. Check out our tips below for staying safe on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, foursquare […]

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Teens love it and some parents dread the thought of it.  Spring break and bills! With the start of Spring Break only two months away (and summer soon after – I can’t believe it!), some kids and college students will be traveling abroad. Nothing can put a damper on fond memories of a trip faster […]