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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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New to Netflix: Sex, Explained

In 2018, Netflix teamed up with Vox to produce Explained, a documentary web television series that attempted to explain different issues in an intelligent yet entertaining way. This show is controversial at best, but their 2020 spin-off takes...

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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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Creating a Family Media Plan This Holiday Season

In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the American...

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What is the YouTube Kids App?

YouTube, a company owned by Google, launched the toddler-oriented video streaming app YouTube Kids in 2015. With over 70 billion video views since its release, the app's popularity is extraordinary and calls us to look at the safety measures...

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Family Fun in the Fall

The falling leaves have begun and so has the season of gratitude. This autumn, celebrate your thankfulness by spending quality time with your family and friends. Family outings can be a great time to invite your kids' friends and use it as an...

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Students and Sleep

Now that school is back in session, the days of staying up late and sleeping until noon are over. It is time to get back into a routine. This includes a healthy sleep schedule. According the the Centers for Disease Control, 57.8% of middle...

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