Internet and Cell Phones

How to Make Your Kids Internet Savvy

How to Make Your Kids Internet Savvy

The common use of the internet has brought new challenges for raising kids. Some parents may just want to ban their child from using the internet, but that can keep kids from learning valuable computer skills. This article encourages parents to teach their child how to be smart when using the internet. It includes how to handle social networking sites, teaching kids about internet strangers and gives ideas for establishing rules when kids use the internet.
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Cell Phones: How Old Should a Child Be?

Cell Phones:  How Old Should a Child Be?

Cell phones are indeed a novel gadget to have and they are getting cooler by the minute, but in many situations cell phones are being treated like toys. If this is the case in your family and your young child doesn’t absolutely need one for safety, then it may be wise to wait until your child has a more defined sense of responsibility. Continue reading

Should My Teen Be My Facebook Friend?

Should My Teen Be My Facebook Friend?

A recent report from the Pew Research Center found that the parents who friended their children on Facebook were most likely to talk to their teens about online safety. On the other hand, the survey found that these parents were much more likely to experience conflict with their teens about social media. Continue reading

Social Media: Understanding It and Finding Balance

Social Media: Understanding It and Finding Balance

Children and teens are spending upwards of seven hours a day attached to and engaged in some sort of digital device. Over the last decade, there have been numerous studies to confirm that there are both risks, as well as a few benefits, for parents to be aware of as their teens take part in the current social media revolution. Continue reading