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What My Parents Don’t Know About Social Media

A teacher recently asked her 9th-grade students to anonymously finish the statement “What my parents don’t know about social media is…” The students responses proved to be both eye-opening and heartbreaking. Over 80% of the students wrote that they have social media accounts even though they were instructed by their parents not to have accounts. One student wrote

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Kirk Cameron: CONNECT

In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that rite all wrong? In this new film, CONNECT, Kirk Cameron asks if this generation of parents can blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the

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Smart Phone Addiction

Last week, two Apple investors sent a letter to Apple, asking them to address the issue of smart phone addiction in children. The letter asked developers to take responsibility for their software and called on them to make changes. A number of studies have shown that smartphone software is addictive due to its availability and constant stream

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The Gift of Technology

Technology based toys are becoming a popular gift for all ages, even infants. Smartphones, gaming devices and wireless baby monitors are just a few types of devices created for entertainment and convenience. Unfortunately, these devices can also be hacked to gain personal information. Here are a few tips on how to keep your toys and

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Words You Should Know

Words You Should Know Teen slang is always changing. While it may be difficult to keep up on all the latest terms, it’s important for parents to be engaged with their teen and their daily lives. Here are a few popular terms be aware of: Lit/turnt/turnt up Means to get drunk, high or crazy. KMS/KYS

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What Parents Should Know About Facebook Messenger for Kids

In response to the over 7 million Facebook users under the age of 13, Facebook released Messenger for Kids last week. The app, created for children ages 6-12, is similar to the original version and allows children to video chat, send photos & videos and message other contacts. Unlike the original version, the app has

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Make Schools and Libraries Safe-Zones

Last fall the Abstinence Clearinghouse shared a campaign informing parents and educators of the sexually explicit content that has made its way into schools and libraries across the country. Libraries were created to be safe environments for children and individuals within communities to come together to pursue education and character development. They are now sharing

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YouTube Releases TV

YouTube recently introduced YouTube TV, providing live broadcasts from a growing list of major TV networks for $35 per month. Until now, live sports and cable TV have only been available through cable/satellite TV (unless you paid for individual networks). According to Axis, YouTube has been a dominant online presence since its start in 2005, with younger

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Filtered WiFi Now At McDonald’s

Did you know that child pornography and pornography has been blocked in approximately 14,000 of McDonald’s stores nationwide? With the help of Enough is Enough, McDonald’s restaurants are now able to provide WiFi that is safe and more family-friendly to customers of all ages. This great news is not only affecting the company in positive ways,

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Necessary Parental Controls

Did you know that 24% of high-school aged teens (ages 14 to 17) have participated in sexting? This dangerous form of sexualized texting has staggering statistics that has affected many young adults in our country. Talking with your children about the possible threats may not always protect them from predators. To stop those temptations before

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