Posts Tagged ‘Online Addiction’

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Parenting on the tech-battle field as teens spend more time online. The technology is becoming more acceptable among the masses. Billions of people use smartphones and have internet access. Those who were not digitally connected are now getting connections for internet. Various companies are providing free internet to the people living in far off and […]

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Teen digital media consumption has increased 300%  over the last 20 years. The American teen now spends up to 9 hrs a day consuming media across a range of channels – SMS, social media, radio and more. To put it in perspective, your child now spends more time glued to a screen than they do sleeping! […]

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We are all guilty! We sit at work and, when temptation calls, access our personal email or our Facebook accounts; we are working on a big project at home and, instead of television, it is Facebook, Pinterest, emails, YouTube, or some other more entertaining site that beckons! And yet, when we catch our kids using […]

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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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With the heartbreaking effects of online bullying occupying more and more of today’s media headlines, parents of teens – and teens themselves – are looking for help.  Thanks to a sponsorship by Microsoft and in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Digital Drama: Staying Safe While Being Social Online, is available to parents, teachers, […]

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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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Ahhh vacation—a luxury that all families, with any luck, get to enjoy at least once annually. Or we could be talking about holiday time off from school when kids have more time in front of their screens and not with family. Now that technology has become such an ever-present part of our lives, it can […]

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Teens will explore the Internet. The ready availability of virtually anything and the generally unrestricted access the Internet provides is an irresistible draw to any teenager looking to explore. As a parent, you need to do what you can to keep them safe. Clever teens will get around nearly any form of parental control placed […]

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In most cases, cyber dating is unsafe for teens. This is because, as you probably already know, there are a lot of predators online who try to prey on teens. That cute 16-year-old lacrosse player who lives a few hours away that your daughter is talking to online could really be a 40-year-old dude who […]

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Your teens and you probably have more in common than you think in today’s technological world. For one, you are both probably tuned in to the latest advancements in technological gadgets, be it cell phones, home entertainment systems, music, and more. But is that necessarily a good thing? In the cases of many parents today, […]