Posts Tagged ‘Online Safety’

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Despite problems in recent months with its initial public offering (IPO), Facebook still sits on top of the mountain when it comes to social media. As a result, millions of young people find themselves with social media accounts on the world’s social networking leader, begging the question: How young is too young to have an […]

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This has been a debate for years and the answer comes back to when safety trumps privacy… Especially now as technology is in the hands of every teens and many tweens, parents need to be in tune with how are teens are dealing with peer pressure, friendships and most of all, school life. Teenagers earn […]

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Unless you are going to move to a lead-shielded cabin in the woods, surrounded by an electromagnetic force field, your children are going to find their way onto the Internet. There are products out there that will help keep them from stumbling across (or purposefully accessing) objectionable material, but no piece of hardware or software […]

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Special guest post by Roxanne Porter: I know that a lot of people love Facebook. They love that it can help them to stay connected to their friends. They love that it makes it easy to share their thoughts, feelings, and pictures. But Facebook has a dark side. It can be very damaging to people. […]

posted by on Cell phone safety, Distracted driving, mobile phone safety, Online activity, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Texting

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Brought To You By: CarInsurance.org Did you know, that almost 60% of drivers use their phones on the road? The numbers from our piece today could not be clearer on the consequences of using your smartphone while driving: You are 23 times more likely to get into an accident while texting. 18% of distraction-related crashes […]

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Parents know the importance of protecting their children from danger. It’s practically embedded in their DNA. That’s why parents put plug covers on outlets when they have toddlers in the house, keep car keys away from elementary school kids, and maintain a home security system to safeguard their children from burglars at night. So why […]

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The Internet is contributing to the over-sexualization of our daughters. Dr. Albert Bandura, a leading psychologist states, “Must human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” Our girls are observing […]

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There’s one thing that all tweens have in common: They try to act like grownups. That means that they want to go to sleepovers, talk to their friends on the phone, and stay out as long as they can get away with. Another way they attempt to mirror adult behavior is to chat with people […]

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It is one of the most frequent comments I hear from parents today – their teen is addicted to the Internet – and mainly to the social networking. I often want to ask the parent what their social networking habits are?  Remember, our kids are always watching us. Does your teen’s life revolve around Facebook? […]