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  • Screen Time Can Stunt Brain Development

    Screen Time Can Stunt Brain Development I was having lunch with a friend the other day when my attention was averted to three people at a nearby table.  There was a ...

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    Text Bombing: What Parents Need to Know

    Text Bombing:  What Parents Need to Know Well, another month and another “latest” danger I have to share with you regarding your kids’ technology.  This one is called text bombing, and ...

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    4 Must-Know Tips for Parenting Teens

    4 Must-Know Tips for Parenting Teens ParentingTodaysKids.com recently had the opportunity to interview Cindy Goodman.  Cindy is on a quest to keep her sanity while raising teenagers and you should definitely ...

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Be the Best Parent You Can Be With This Advice From Parenting Experts

  • Do Smartphones Make Us Smarter or Dumber?

    Do Smartphones Make Us Smarter or Dumber? “The point of technology is that you should control it; it shouldn’t control you,” commented Duke Professor Cathy Davidson.  However, it seems we have ...

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    Pimps Use Social Media to Lure Girls

    A recent CNNMoney report cast a light on a disturbing connection between prostitution and social media.  The article explains how pimps are using social media like Facebook and Twitter to ...

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    What is Facebook Phishing?

    As parents, you often hear things your kids say and are left to wonder what they are talking about.   You  may have heard about catfishing online and learned what it ...

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Gain Empathy by Reading Teen Perspectives About Issues They Face

  • Nameless Face

     By Tom Sawyer 17 South Florida Friendless, I stumble down the hall Downtrodden, despondent, eyes downcast Shuffling my feet to the next class A sea of students surrounds me Yet I feel all alone, remaining ...

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    I Am Ugly

    By Gina 17 years, South Florida "ug·ly" [ugh-lee] adjective very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance.” “I am ugly.” A thought that hits home ...

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    Texting While Driving, Side Effect: Coma

    Tom 16, South Florida Just before Christmas last year, a young guy who lives in my community collided with a tractor-trailer on the expressway.  The crash has proved to be devastating.  ...

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  • Holiday Fun- Night Before Christmas Facebook Style

    ‘Tis the Season…For Some Holiday Fun! ‘Tis December and therefore the “Season to be Jolly”.  As such, I thought it would be fun to post some humor associated with holiday parenting ...

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    More Eye-Opening Technology!

    More Eye-Opening Technology!  There are some hi-tech monitors hitting the market that seem to make gadgets in the movies and even science fiction a thing of the past!  In a recent ...

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    How to Keep Kids Safe Online: Media Agreement

    Parent/Child Media Agreement Common Sense Media has developed what they call the Family Media Agreement, a checklist that parents can use to establish guidelines and limits regarding their children’s use of ...

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  • Text Bombing: What Parents Need to Know

    Text Bombing:  What Parents Need to Know Well, another month and another “latest” danger I have to share with you regarding your kids’ technology.  This one is called text bombing, and ...

    Read More >> Showing 1 comment

    4 Must-Know Tips for Parenting Teens

    4 Must-Know Tips for Parenting Teens ParentingTodaysKids.com recently had the opportunity to interview Cindy Goodman.  Cindy is on a quest to keep her sanity while raising teenagers and you should definitely ...

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    Colorado Lawmakers Work to Address Cyberbullying

    Colorado Lawmakers Work to Address Cyberbullying A total of 18 states have laws on cyberbullying.  Colorado is the most recent state to tackle the issue as they are now working on ...

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    Your Kids and Their Social Media Sites

    Kids and Social Media Sites According to Digital Marketing Ramblings (DMR) there are over 300 social media, mobile app and service sites now available.   Facebook is still the most widely used ...

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    Holiday Fun- Night Before Christmas Facebook Style

    ‘Tis the Season…For Some Holiday Fun! ‘Tis December and therefore the “Season to be Jolly”.  As such, I thought it would be fun to post some humor associated with holiday parenting ...

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    Time for New Year’s Resolutions: Make This the Year the You Get to Know Your Kids…and Their “Friends”

    Time for New Year’s Resolutions: Make This the Year the You Get to Know Your Kids…and Their “Friends" It’s that time of year again: the time for New Year’s Resolutions! The ...

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    Reflections on the 10th International Bullying Prevention Conference

     Reflections on the 10th International Bullying Prevention Conference: Help & Hope for Parents Reflections on the 10th International Bullying Prevention Conference:   The International Bullying Prevention Association recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of ...

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    An open letter to all my kids’ friends who use social networking

    An open letter to all my kids' friends who use social networking This is an open letter to all of my kids' friends who use social networking sites like Instagram and ...

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    A Mother’s Blog Creates a Social Media Debate

    A Mother’s Blog Creates a Social Media Debate   On Sept. 3, 2013, Kim Hall, a mother of four, wrote a post titled FYI (If You’re a Teenage Girl) on her little-known ...

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    Webcam Spying…Is it Illegal? What about Sextortion?

    Webcam Spying...Is it Illegal?  What about Sextortion? For Websites, Acceptable Use Policies Can Be Impressively Ineffective Lisa Shaw, whose articles appear on this site, occasionally sends me an idea or a ...

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    Do Smartphones Make Us Smarter or Dumber?

    Do Smartphones Make Us Smarter or Dumber? “The point of technology is that you should control it; it shouldn’t control you,” commented Duke Professor Cathy Davidson.  However, it seems we have ...

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    Back-to-School Online Safety Tips

    Back-to-School Online Safety Tips: As your kids head back to school, remember that for kids, the offline world and the online world are essentially the same thing in their eyes.  ...

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  • Andrew Agatston
    Andrew Agatston

    Andrew Agatston is an attorney in private practice in metro Atlanta, Georgia. Hi...

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    Anne Livingston

    Anne Livingston is the creator of the KidsPrivacy blog. She is writer and speake...

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    Ashley Ellis

    Ashley Ellis is a Dependency Case Manager for The Children’s Home Society and ...

  • Dr. Patti Agatston
    Dr. Patti Agatston

    Dr. Agatston is co-author of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital A...

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    Jeannie Borin

    Jeannie Borin M.Ed. is Founder and President of the independent college counseli...

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    Lynette Owens

    Lynette Owens is a parent and an advocate for child cybersafety. She writes abou...

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11 Tips For Parenting In Today’s World Of Technology
Technology and the connectivity it offers our teens can make parenting even more challenging. But don’t worry…you’ll get through it. And you’re not alone! At SpectorSoft, we’re parents too and we face many of the ... Read More >>
Screen Time Can Stunt Brain Development
Screen Time Can Stunt Brain Development I was having lunch with a friend the other day when my attention was averted to three people at a nearby table.  There was a grandmother tenderly holding a baby ... Read More >>
Text Bombing: What Parents Need to Know
Text Bombing:  What Parents Need to Know Well, another month and another “latest” danger I have to share with you regarding your kids’ technology.  This one is called text bombing, and it’s another app in the ... Read More >>
4 Must-Know Tips for Parenting Teens
4 Must-Know Tips for Parenting Teens ParentingTodaysKids.com recently had the opportunity to interview Cindy Goodman.  Cindy is on a quest to keep her sanity while raising teenagers and you should definitely check out her blog at ... Read More >>
Colorado Lawmakers Work to Address Cyberbullying
Colorado Lawmakers Work to Address Cyberbullying A total of 18 states have laws on cyberbullying.  Colorado is the most recent state to tackle the issue as they are now working on trying to protect kids against ... Read More >>
Your Kids and Their Social Media Sites
Kids and Social Media Sites According to Digital Marketing Ramblings (DMR) there are over 300 social media, mobile app and service sites now available.   Facebook is still the most widely used here in the US, with ... Read More >>

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    A new form of discipline is emerging…parents taking to social media.     Earlier this week AngryCommGuy on Reddit posted  a picture ... Read More >>
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