Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

posted by on Bullying, cyberbullying prevention, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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As long as there have been young people, there have been bullies. However, in the past decade the rise of the Internet and video channels such as Youtube have brought a new immediacy to the issue of bullying, which unfortunately affects so many children and young adults in this country. Images of young people being […]

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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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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention Month. You deserve to be in a safe and healthy relationship, whether in person or online. If your partner is digitally abusive, know their behavior is not acceptable and could be illegal. Check out our tips below for staying safe on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, foursquare […]

posted by on Cell phone safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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Has your child’s cell phone become an extension of her hand? Between talking, texting, tweeting, taking pictures, sending emails, and playing games, kids have access to an endless amount of entertainment with their cell phones. This can get exceedingly frustrating for parents who rarely see more than the top of their children’s heads. Concerned parents […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Media and Kids, Online Safety, Parental control, Parental Controls, Parenting, Parenting tips

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Should you allow your child to watch the news or go on Facebook?  At what point is it okay and healthy for your child to learn about current events?  Could the media your kids watch be the cause of mass violence?  When it comes to kids’ exposure to the media, these questions are all ones […]

posted by on connect safely, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Online Security, Parental control, Parental Controls, Parenting, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking, Teens and Computers, Teens and Technology

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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 […]

posted by on Parenting Teens, Rebellious Teens, Teen Help, Troubled Teens

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“I just like to see how far I can go and what I can do and what I can accomplish out[side] of the everyday norm.” – Allan, 17 It has been said a thousand times: the biggest reason kids drink and drive, take drugs and do all kinds of crazy, dangerous stunts is that they […]

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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. […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Internet Addiction, Internet Safety, Online activity, online addiction, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Social Networking

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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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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 […]