Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'
Q: My son was online all the time and now it is as if he has vanished. I think something’s up. What should I be looking for? A: Listen to your gut, parent. It is doubtful your son has suddenly burned out on social media. He may very well be finding other digital hangouts away […]
It was an ordinary Tuesday after school. Sixteen year-old Allison was texting back and forth with her best friend Katie; both were trying to analyze if their secret crushes liked them “just as friends” or “more.” Every now and then, they’d exchange song lyrics and highlight the lines they loved. Then it popped up out of nowhere. […]
Online and mobile shopping is skyrocketing so you can bet holiday scammers are working overtime to figure out how to divert your family’s clicks and pocket some of your hard-earned money. You know what it takes parents: Carve out the time, put the devices away, and talk with your entire family about what scammers are […]
Every five minutes, it seems, a new app comes out but only a handful stick with tweens and teens looking to connect in fun ways to friends online. When those apps make the “fun cut,” and rise to popularity it isn’t long before unwise users exploit them into cyber bullying and sexting channels. Unfortunately, that’s […]
Teenagers need space. I totally get it. But sometimes they also need a helping hand, a few quiet words of guidance or maybe for you to catch them before they fall – particularly in the online world! The recent story of bullied US teen Halsey Parkerson and his aunt demonstrates this first hand. When Halsey’s […]