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TikTok App Updates Parental Controls

This year, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) added the popular social media platform, TikTok, to its annual Dirty Dozen List. The organization cited a lack of sufficient parental controls as a danger to the safety of minors. TikTok...

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Can Gaming Bring Your Family Together?

Worried your teens are playing too many video games during quarantine? While there should be healthy boundaries and a balance of how much time is spent playing games throughout the day, there is a benefit to users interacting from home and...

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Netflix Updates Parental Controls

  Netflix has been widely criticized for inappropriate content on the platform, coupled with inadequate parental controls. Recently, however, Netflix made a significant dent in the effectiveness of these controls. Here's what has...

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Sex Education Programs Under Review

  Many parents across the country are taking full advantage of time at home with their children during the COVID-19 outbreak. For a number of parents, this time serves as an opportunity to compare personal philosophies and convictions...

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Zoom Best Practices

Video-conferencing apps saw record downloads in the month of March. If you are working from home or if your child is distance-learning, odds are you have downloaded a video conferencing app in the last few weeks. One of the most popular apps...

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Family Activities for Self-Quarantine

Social distancing is hard for both parents and children. But this can be a great opportunity for you to spend some time with your family. School-work can only fill up so much time everyday. Here are some ideas for things to do while your family is...

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Talking to Young People About Coronavirus

This is a difficult time in our world. With COVID-19 impacting all corners of the globe, uncertainty is everywhere. While the virus seems to have the smallest infection rate in young people, they are certainly experiencing its effects at maximum...

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The Story of St. Patrick

Have your kids ever asked you about St. Patrick's Day? For many, St. Patrick's Day elicits thoughts of shamrocks, big parades and wearing green to avoid being pinched. Did you know that this overlooked Irish holiday has profound spiritual...

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Being a Safe Source for Conversation

Setting a precedent for how you respond to a teen's shortcomings and questions is an important indicator of how a teen can expect you to respond to future shortcomings and questions. Your teen will be more apt to see you as a safe...

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Is Your Child Ready for Social Media?

Age should not be the single determining factor in your child having personal social media accounts. The right question should be closer to "based on everything I know about my child, do I believe he or she is ready to handle the pressures,...

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