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How to Get Teens to Tune Out of Social Media and Tune Into Summer

All year long, your teen is attached to some sort of device. Whether it’s a cell phone, computer, laptop, or other portable device, wouldn’t it be nice if they could just tune out of all that social buzz for awhile and tune into summer? Of course, as with anything else involving teens, if you insist […]

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Tips for Managing Your Child’s Social Networking Activities

While there are benefits to social networking for children, there are many downsides too. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a study that indicates there’s an increased risk of cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate content, and sexting. While you may not want to prohibit your child from social sharing, it’s a good idea […]

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Teen Cyberfights

  I was looking over my 13 year old son’s shoulder the other day (or, as they say in teen cyberlanguage “POS” for Parent Over Shoulder) and watched his fingers quickly slip toward the enter button on the keyboard.  His post, a peacemaking comment about a battle between two of his friends, appeared on the […]

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Teaching about the Internet

Kids today have a different perception of the computer and the internet. Children in elementary school are being taught how to use a computer. Some school reports require internet sources. Teaching your children about the internet and setting some rules will help keep them safer. First, help your children understand that seeing something on the […]

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