Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'

Question: The holidays were great this year, but it didn’t take long for Grandma to start in on my teens (as well as my husband and me) over what she considered too much phone use. She says things like: Do you ever put that thing down? or Helloooo are you in there? or Do you […]

Toys offer a unique insight into a time, place and culture that has come and gone. While the Romans had small wooden horses and the Victorians had porcelain dolls, today’s children are exposed to a danger unique to their generation: Internet-connected toys that enable cybercrime. Exhibit A: the Fisher-Price Smart Toy Bear. On the surface, […]

Hello, all. Now that we are into the second month of the year, I’m hoping your resolution of practicing digital safety is still going strong. As a mother of two, I’m constantly thinking about how I can keep up with my kids on social media and help them become responsible digital citizens. It’s really important […]

Hi There! Settled down comfortably in the New Year 2016, have we? Hope we all remember to cross all dates as 2016 now instead of 2015. Now that we are set for a new year, I wanted to jot down my observations from the last few weeks of 2015. It was the holiday season – […]

  At least one a year we update our texting chat acronyms (slang) list. This year the app Ask.Fm made that job a little easier and published the top acronyms teens use every day on their chat site. There are some we’ve never seen that are pretty clever. Thanks, Ask.fm for publishing this fresh list […]