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Archive for September, 2012

Facebook, Porn and Drugs: 25 Pages and Apps Parents Should be Aware Of

Facebook, Porn and Drugs: 25 Pages and Apps Parents Should be Aware Of

| September 24, 2012 | Comments (3)

Caution – Some links lead to adult-intended images I’ve written extensively on the topic of children using Facebook, and one of the points that I always come back around to is the fact that a lot of the people and content in Facebook create an online environment that simply isn’t appropriate for children. Sure, risks […]

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Three Ways to Keep Tabs on Your Child’s Online Activity

Three Ways to Keep Tabs on Your Child’s Online Activity

| September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

A recent Los Angeles survey on sexting found that “LA teens who had sent racy texts were seven times more likely to be sexually active than those who said they’d never sexted.” The correlation is concerning, but sexting is just one of many online behaviors that influences real-world consequences, carrying with it the potential to ruin a child’s social […]

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Two Signs Your Child Is a Bully and What to Do

Two Signs Your Child Is a Bully and What to Do

| September 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

The headlines are familiar: “Cyberbullying Victim Takes Their Life”; “Bullying at an All Time High”; “38% of Girls and 26% of Boys Report Being Bullied Online”. The media has done a good job of bringing the problem to the forefront to raise awareness. Countless groups and a number of resources have been established to help […]

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Getting Your Teen Tech Ready for College

Getting Your Teen Tech Ready for College

| September 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

This is a guest post from McAfee. You’ve settled on the school, come up with tuition, and now it’s time to send your teen off to college. If you are like many parents, you’ve tried to get them ready for any situation, but have you made sure they are tech ready? You know your teen […]

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Cyberbullying: 5 Steps to Combating & Documenting

Cyberbullying: 5 Steps to Combating & Documenting

| September 6, 2012 | Comments (2)

While starting a new school year can be exciting and fun, it can also be tough for children of any age — dealing with new teachers and new students, and continuing the friendships (and rivalries) that they formed during the previous year. But these days it’s even more difficult for students as school dynamics and […]

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