Posts Tagged ‘Teens and technology’

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It’s common sense that parents should have more wisdom than their children, but many teens won’t admit it; kids’ access to the digital world has granted them an information pipeline, although that doesn’t always translate into knowledge. Different decades are not the only object of separation between the eras in which kids and their parents’ […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, mobile phone safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Texting

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How do parents today determine when it’s appropriate to get their kids a cell phone? Parents should begin by having an ongoing dialogue with their children about the role technology will play in their lives. How will a mobile device be used? How will the child show responsibility for it? Who’s going to pay for […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online image, Online Privacy, Online profile, Online reputation, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting, Parenting tips, Privacy, Security Online

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All too often, we’re advised to talk to teens about the Internet in the emphatic, wide-eyed sort of way that trips all their alarms: Warning, warning, clueless parent ahead! Sure, there are plenty of traps and dangers lurking on the Web for a naive young person. But teens are like bashful deer: Make too much […]

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The Internet is an invaluable tool for teenagers, allowing them access to information that would have required their parents to spend hours in the library with a card catalog and stack of reference books. For all of the vast stores of information online, there are also more than a few dangers. Sexual predators, bullying and […]

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

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Nearly every child in America is familiar with the Internet. And because children of today have grown up in a world with technology at their fingertips, most are savvy when it comes to using the Internet. In fact, most kids of today are better skilled with computers than their parents and their teachers. This is […]

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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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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 Cell phone safety, Teens and Technology, Texting, Texting and driving

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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 […]