Posts Tagged 'Family Safety'

“My security software tells me that the antivirus solution is about to expire. My son says we need not renew it if we are careful about our online activities. Or he can download a free antivirus. What do you think?” That’s Reena for you (if you are still not acquainted with her), she is the […]

I am convinced that the mobile device is now an official appendage to the teenage body; an extension of the mind, heart, and hand (okay—let’s say it—even the face). It’s function is to connect, affirm, entertain and educate. Without it, our kids feel lost. Think I’m exaggerating? Just hide your kids’ phone and watch him […]

It’s called Flinch and the idea behind this new app echoes an innocent childhood game: Stare at the other person across from you, keep a straight face, and the first person to smile or laugh, loses the match. Sounds like oodles of fun, right? Not if the other player live- streaming to your phone is […]

At a recent ladies’ get-together, discussion about the murky world of online grooming, cyber stalking, and identity thieves found its way to our lunch table. Everyone had a story to relate about Facebook friends turning kidnappers, handsome teens in chatrooms turning out to be adult men, children revealing personal details while playing online games and […]

Being a parent in a socially networked world is likely one of the toughest challenges you will face. In the thick of this challenge, I’ve shifted my parenting approach significantly over the past several years. I’ve evolved, as many of you have witnessed on this blog, from being a panicked protector to a full-time preparer. A key shift for me personally has been […]