Posts made in October, 2014


Cyberbullying – Family Makes a Difference

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Parental Engagement in Your Tween/Teen’s Online Life  A recent study found that 87% of kids have witnessed cyberbullying.  The impact of cyberbullying can be severe, so it’s vital that parents are engaged in their children’s online lives as well as their offline lives.  We all know that adolescence is a time of roller-coaster emotions and raging hormones.  During adolescence kids often experience angst.  They worry about all kinds of things – friendships, dating, how they look and if other people will notice that horrible pimple on their chin.  It can be hard for a parent to sort out normal...

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Are Your Tweens/Teens Using Apps to Sext?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Apps Make it Easier for Tweens/Teens to Sext Is there a parent out there today that doesn’t know what sexting is?  I doubt it.    With the help of apps like Snapchat, Kik, Instagram and many other apps kids are sexting. One in five kids is sending a sexually explicit image of themselves to others, often their boyfriend or girlfriend.  Nearly twice as many teens are receiving sexting images and a quarter of those that receive a sexting image are forwarding them to others.  This research done by the University of Utah alarmingly also found that they did so even though they were aware of the legal...

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Does the Online World Influence Your Child, Tween or Teen? You Bet It Does!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

What Kind of Influence is the Online World Having On Your Child?   The internet has its good side.  It can be entertaining and educational, and can open up new worlds for kids, giving them a chance to travel the globe virtually, learn about different cultures, and gain exposure to ideas they may never encounter at home or in their own community.   Sites with a pro-social message can have a positive impact on a child, tween or teens behavior.  There are sites/games/apps that teach and even promote antisocial behaviors such as aggression or cyberbullying but there are sites/apps that teach...

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