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How to Set Parent Controls on Youtube

Nov 10, 2018

 by editorial team

 

With hundreds of kids' channels that have millions of subscribers, YouTube entertains kids for hours. When videos end, kids (and adults) can continue watching by either searching for more videos or through the...

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The New Family Divide: How Can Technology Impact Family Time?

Oct 28, 2018

 by editorial team

 

Technology has been increasing at a fast pace since the late 1990’s and 2000’s, making it difficult for parents (and adults in general) to handle the challenges of changing technology in their...

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Effects of Social Media on Teenage Relationships

Oct 28, 2018

by editorial team

 

According to researchers at the University of Washington and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 80% of youth aged 12 through 17 are social media users. Adults are active as well, with 69% of adults using at...

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Risks When Living Next to A Cell Phone Tower

Oct 28, 2018

by editorial team

 

Everyone wants a fantastic cell-phone service, but the increase in cell towers and the radio waves used to transmit signals may be of concern to you.

Parents have cause for concern as signals from cell phone towers...

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Are Headphones Safe for Children?

Oct 25, 2018

Are headphones safe for children? In 2010, a national study found that hearing loss among adolescent children had increased from 14.9% (1988-1994) to 19.5% (2005-2006). That's a 4.6% increase over 12 years.

These days, about 50% of children aged...

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Are You or Your Kids Downloading Copyrighted Content?

Oct 16, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

It’s difficult to tell which online content is illegal to download. Copyright laws can seem confusing, but the bottom line is this: it’s illegal to download copyrighted...

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What You Should Know About The Risks of Online Gaming

Oct 15, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The number of hours children spend gaming has increased from 10.7 to 12.2 hours per week between 2013 and 2017. And the worldwide online gaming industry is...

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The Dangers of Online Grooming

Aug 29, 2018

by editorial team

 

What Is Online Grooming?

While rare, grooming can occur in real life or online. Grooming is when a predator reaches out to someone (including a child or adult) with the intention of preparing them for sexual abuse.

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Tips to Set Up Facebook Privacy Controls

Jun 12, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

With the integration of the internet into our lives, keeping children safe from online risks requires parents to have certain technological savvy. For example, social media sites, like...

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Monitoring Children’s Digital Footprint

Jun 06, 2018

By editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

Looking around, it becomes obvious how digital devices have seeped into every aspect of society. And children are spending more time online than ever: The average...

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