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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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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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Instagram Tool to Combat Cyber-Bullying

With over 500 million active users, Instagram is one of the most popular apps for teens and young adults. And now, Instagram is making it easier to keep those teens and young adults safe. Recently, Instagram introduced the new "Restrict" ...

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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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Talking to Your Children About Pornography

Having an ongoing conversation with your children about pornography is the best way for you to help them reject pornography. It is important to have these conversations early and often. There are three questions parents commonly have about talking ...

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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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Planned Parenthood On Your Screen

Abortion is becoming normalized in our culture. It is featured on movies and TV shows, presented as a safe and normal medical procedure that is "really not a big deal at all". And while we know this is not true, it is still discouraging to ...

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Newest Smart Phone Updates

A new iOS software update as hit iPhones and Apple Watches. If your child has an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, it is important to understand the changes that come with software updates. Many updates come with new privacy and sharing features that you ...

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Snapchat Is Not Harmless

You've probably heard it said that Snapchat is dangerous for young children and teenagers. Maybe you think it's the easiest way to communicate with teens using fun filters, pictures and videos. But whether your kids realize it or not, by ...

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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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