Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Teens’

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 […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Facebook addiction, Internet Addiction, Internet Safety, Online activity, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Social Networking, Teen Help

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Parents today have no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to the online world in which their kids are growing up. From online predators, to scam artists and explicit pages, the web houses many threats to today’s youth. However, in addition to these known digital dangers, parents should also be wary of […]

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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? […]

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The Internet is here to stay and only expanding by the day! The social media heyday shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and likely will just continue to gain speed and momentum as it appeals to younger and younger audiences; however it can’t go unnoticed that the values it’s teaching our children […]

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We are becoming a broken record as we try to explain to our kids what they post online can potentially affect their future. The Internet is a wonderful educational tool but can also work against us if not properly used. The dangers of technology, especially for kids and teens, has been in the media for […]

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What kids do online have real world consequences – do they realize that? The answer is probably not surprising to many parents.  Most kids and teenagers do not think of the consequences when they post what  they believe are silly comments or funny photos today. Everyday a parent somewhere is faced with a question from […]

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These days, Twitter is becoming a major part of how professionals in nearly all fields communicate and academia has been no exception. Professors, researchers, and experts of all kinds are using the social media site to connect with other professionals, share research, teach students, and even, strange as it might sound, do serious academic research. […]

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Many parents are concerned about what their children are exposed to online but don’t have a clear understanding of what the dangers are or how to prevent them. Especially because of the popularity of social networking, parents must play a proactive role in protecting their children on the Internet. To promote safe online behavior, parents […]