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The Story Behind COPPA

Today, many parents consider 13 to be the age of adulthood on the internet. After all, PG-13 movies are for age 13 and up for a reason, right? But the reason might not be what you think. The age 13 has legal significance when it comes to the Child

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Happy Independence Day

Independence Day is almost here! The Fourth of July brings memories of swimming, cook-outs and fireworks. But there is much more to the holiday than these traditions. July 4, 1776 is a day that Americans commemorate annually because of the prevailing c

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6 Ideas to Give Summer Purpose

Summer is officially here! With it, parents are on the lookout for fruitful ways to fill their children's days outside the classroom. This can be a struggle, especially attempting to strike a balance between work and relaxation. But there are bet

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Student Online Relationships

More and more, teens are opting for virtual relationships over those developed in-person. Generation Z will often build relationships with the people they meet on apps, video game chatrooms, and other internet-based platforms. This leads to decreas

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Screen Time Discouraged for Children

The World Health Organization is recommending no screen time for children under one year old and limiting sedentary screen time to one hour per day for children under five years old. The guidelines state that these recommendations along with better sle

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Two Tips for Teaching a Child How to Cope with Bullying

More than half of all teenagers in America see bullying as a major problem among their peers, according to a new survey by Pew Research. Teenagers were more likely to rank bullying as a problem than poverty, drug addiction or alcohol consumption.

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A Father's Honest Reflection

It is with gratitude that Dr. Michelle Watson shared a father's honest reflectionsas a man whose daughter paid the price for unwise decisions that he had made in the past. Despite being a father with a failing marriage, with a daughter who was "making

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Provocative Ad Ran During Super Bowl

Millions of football fans watched the 53rd Super Bowl this past Sunday. For many, the game is not what draws viewers. The commercials have become the most memorable, exciting part of viewing the game. According to a recent article by Movie Guide

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The Reality of Raising Young Adults

"When our kids are small, we can talk until we are blue in the face about the struggles that come in the early years," Katie Bingham-Smith wrote in a recent blog post. She reflects, "As my kids have gotten older and more self-sufficient, I've realiz

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Are You Aware of These Apps?

It is nearly impossible to keep up with every new, trending app that is marketed to young adults. Talking to your children about the potential risk-features associated with new apps is essential to maintaining safety online. Risk features may inc

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