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Good parents want to teach their children to walk and run, but still protect them when they fall. Healthy parenting is finding a balance between opportunity and risk. Children need to have the opportunity to grow and explore with as little risk of endangerment as possible. As children transition to adulthood, it is the teen […]

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June is National Internet Safety month! It’s hard to believe June is already here, and many students are already out of school for the summer! The free time during summer gives kids ample opportunities to test boundaries as they explore the Internet, on both the home computer and their mobile device, talk and text with […]

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It’s inevitable, but as they grow older, your son or daughter will want to have access to the home computer. In fact, more than likely they will ask for a computer of their own. Although the safest path would be to keep them off the computer and away from inappropriate sites, images, and people online, […]

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The Internet is an invaluable tool for teenagers, allowing them access to information that would have required their parents to spend hours in the library with a card catalog and stack of reference books. For all of the vast stores of information online, there are also more than a few dangers. Sexual predators, bullying and […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Keeping kids safe online is a multi-faceted task.  You need to make sure the security on your computer is adequate.  Then you will need to set some parental controls on the computer.  Next you will need to set some ground rules in your home about computer usage. You will find these and many more tips […]