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So have you decided your tween or teen is mature enough to have a cell phone? No doubt many children have a wireless device at the top of their wish list for the holidays. It’s a big purchasing decision for parents. For kids, having a cell phone is more about being cool; for parents it’s […]

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Winter break is approaching and kids will likely be home alone during the span between Christmas and New Year’s Day with their new gadgets and electronic devices. Experts warn that many parents don’t know the risks associated with smartphones, tablets and PCs, which include access to inappropriate websites, downloading malicious apps and social networking dangers. […]

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In a time when Facebook and Twitter are the new normal for conversation, it is nice to hear that teens and parents are concerned about privacy issues online. A new poll finds that many parents have new concerns about their children and their privacy online. The Pew Internet Project and the Berkman Center for Internet […]

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Picture this: It’s early evening. You’re starting to make dinner when your daughter asks you what the final score was in the OSU/UO civil war game. You don’t know the answer, so you tell her to look it up online. “No biggie,” you think. “She’s ten; she knows what to do.” Suddenly the sounds of […]

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Technology is not only a critical part of learning, it’s an essential tool for communication and student-teacher engagement. Presented By: BachelorsDegreeOnline.com

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With many parents online shopping it also means more adults with not the same motives will be online also.  Do your kids practice online safety measures? Children today are growing up with the Internet as a regular part of life, yet the World-Wide-Web was fairly new when their parents were young. Along with all the […]

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The holidays are here and many tweens and teens are asking for cell phones and Smartphones.  But are they ready for the responsibility of having one? Do children really need Smartphones? Can Smartphones be beneficial to their learning alongside school? Are Smartphones a fashion statement? Is it fair if all families cannot afford them?  Peer […]

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Teens and cellphones are connected like our hands to our wrists. However when it comes to holidays and especially our Thanksgiving dinner table maybe we can ask for some disconnect time? To help keep harmony when your family gathers next week, here are a few tips from AT&T to ensure a peaceful and stress-free Thanksgiving […]

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With the holidays here, kids have more free time – college students will be home for break and this can add up to more online time. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to remind our kids of all ages about Internet safety and social networking privacy concerns when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. […]

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If you are the parent of a teenager and you have a home computer, then it’s likely that he or she would be surfing the Web 24 hours a day — if you allow it. There’s also a strong possibility that your teen is hiding their online activities. BusinessWire.com released a study conducted by McAfee, […]