Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'

“Yeah.” “No.” “Nothing.” “Good.” “Okay.” “Whatever.” Do you recognize that notorious bit of prose? It’s the six-word vocabulary list teens have conspired to use exclusively when talking to their parents. Add a mobile phone to that equation and that six-word list is reduced to a muffled “uh huh” . . . and that’s on a […]

Your child is turning 16! As a parent in the US, your mind is occupied with planning the big sweet 16 party and preparing for a new driver on the road (and the crazy high insurance that goes with it). During this exciting time, there’s something else you should be thinking about—your child’s credit score. […]

The taste of trepidation in our house this week is palpable, as my daughter approaches her first day of high school. As a freshman she’s anxious about finding her classes, making new friends, tough teachers, and of course, the social hierarchy, better known as “mean girls.” Chances are she won’t escape her high school years […]

Shhhh! Did you hear that? It’s the sound of a social collision caused by a slow but subtle dismantling of the new normal pushing out the old. With everyone between the ages of eight and 80 now possessing a mobile phone, we’ve become a culture of 24/7 publishers. With that unbridled activity comes an eerie climate of […]

Wouldn’t it be convenient if the dangers heading toward our kids had neon signs pointing to them? Unfortunately, that’s not the way things work and, more often than not, the dangers are camouflaged, sometimes intentionally. While it’s normal for kids to have secrets, when you add technology to the mix, there might be hidden dangers to […]